Korey Conry Is All In with Remote Training

During the last two years, TCIA has been making many of its training courses and materials available online, and one of the more recent remote-learning opportunities to go live is the Electrical Hazards Awareness Program, or EHAP. Over the next year, TCIA will transition its remaining training courses for tree workers to a completely online […]

Managing a Diverse Workforce with the Skills-Motivation Matrix

As arborists, we understand that different trees have different needs. We understand that to help trees grow and thrive, we must consider the cultural needs of the tree to provide an ideal environment for growth and development. To address the specific needs of each tree, we apply our understanding of species profiles and relate those […]

Training Employees from Underserved Populations

Training employees is one of the primary challenges of any company. If that employee comes from an underserved-population demographic, then that just adds another layer of complexity to the training task. Depending on who you ask and what industry that person is in, you will hear a wide range of what training is. If you […]

The “Green” Industry: Training New Hires

Newbie, greenhorn, apprentice, #$@!%# new guy – we all know the terminology for the newly hired person on your crew. What was your first day on the job like? Was there an orientation and safety training, or were you stuck onto a crew and told “Don’t get killed”? Mine was the latter. Staffing continues to […]

Minnesota Arborist Rescue Training for First Responders

In May and October of 2021, Levy Tree Care, LLC, an 11-year TCIA member company based in Duluth, Minnesota, and Trees & Me, a first-year TCIA member company based in Saint Paul, Minn., organized two aerial-rescue training sessions for local first responders, one each in Bloomington and Duluth, Minn. This article is intended to show […]

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