OESP, the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals, (formerly NAOHSM) will offer a variety of free courses at its convention from May 20-24, 2012 in Providence, RI. They will also host a trade show with over 200 indoor and outdoor exhibits. All energy-industry professionals will benefit from this event.
OESP’s primary mission is education and they deliver on that goal at their convention and trade show. Attendees will have their choice of classes to enhance their knowledge and skills. In addition to the technical courses offered to all attendees, there will be sessions specifically geared toward managers and owners.
This year OESP will also showcase a major initiative – its Train-the-Trainer program. This is an ongoing program for teachers, including those who are responsible for training within their company, independent trainers, manufacturers’ trainers, and instructors. The Train-the-Trainer program begins with a 2.5-day workshop delivered by Penn State. After your initial session, the program will hold annual sessions, focusing on a different industry-related topic each year. All participants receive a PowerPoint presentation developed by the trainer and have an opportunity to practice presenting. The goal of the program is to build confidence and deliver training in a consistent manner.
You will have the opportunity to see firsthand the benefits of the Train-the-Trainer program at OESP’s Convention. Four OESP members who are involved in the Train-the-Trainer program will be teaching a session. Al Breda of the New Haven Chapter will teach a class on solar. Ralph Adams of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter will teach a class on “How to Grow Your Business by Selling High Efficiency Equipment.” Matt Spink of the Long Island Chapter will teach a class on “Moving from a Residential Tech to a Commercial Technician” and Angel Gonzalez of the New York City Chapter will teach a class on “Old Fashioned Steam – the New Modern Heat.” Carol Fey will also hold a workshop on Monday for trainers called “How to Teach the Basics of Energy Controls.”
Registration for OESP’s 59th Annual Convention and Trade Show will open in early March. This event will take place from May 20-24, 2012 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. OESP invites all energy-industry professionals to attend. Whether you are a plumber, chimney expert, home inspector, HVACR contractor, oil or gas technician, student, owner or manager, there is something for everyone at this event. This is the perfect opportunity to earn NATE and NORA CEU’s. OESP will also be awarding one free electronic tablet daily to course attendees.
Visit www.thinkoesp.org or call 888/552-0900 to learn more about exhibiting or attending OESP’s Convention and Trade Show.