Workforce & Training

CTSP Helps Advance David Vega’s Career at Arborwell

David Vega, safety training specialist at Arborwell – an accredited, 24-year TCIA member company headquartered in Hayward, California – is in charge of all the company’s formalized field training. That means Vega is the instructor, mentor and coach for the company’s 200 employees across all of Arborwell’s regions, stretching from San Diego to Seattle. He […]

CTSP Workshops Go Virtual!

In response to restrictions on public gatherings surrounding COVID-19, TCIA has accelerated its plan to launch workshops with both blended and alternative delivery methods. Most notably, we pivoted our approach with the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) training to provide interactive, live, virtual workshops coupled with eLearning content and a virtually proctored certification exam. We […]

CTSP Takeaway: Engage Your Audience

As a 33-year green-industry veteran, Doug Pistawka is a good example of how there is always something new to learn in the training of tree care workers. After Pistawka earned TCIA’s CTSP (Certified Treecare Safety Professional) credential in March 2018, he brought new insights back to his company, Eversource Energy, a utility company headquartered in […]

Seasonal Worker Training in Mexico

Daniel Aburto Vidana is from Mexico and began working for Bartlett Tree Experts in North Carolina on an H-2B visa in 2005. He started as a ground worker and became a tree climber specialist, crew leader, plant health care specialist, Certified Arborist and CPR instructor. Along the way, and with the help of Bartlett, he […]

Tree Care Apprenticeship Idea Excites the Industry

Supporters hope the initiative will grow the workforce, create a pathway for career growth and develop tree care’s professionalism and reputation After proceeding in fits and starts, an arborist apprenticeship program is taking off on the state and now the national level. The National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards proposed by TCIA were approved by the […]

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