Calendar of Events

 

LTAP Training: Winter Maintenance 101 AND Flagger Training
Date:
September 26, 2022
Time: 8 am - Noon and 1 pm - 4pm, Lunch served for those attending both sessions
Location: FICDA Training Room, 190 Howard Street, Franklin


This course covers the basics of an effective and efficient winter maintenance program. Best Practices for winter maintenance operations will be emphasized. Topics will include an overview of the various materials available for treating the roadways, as well as, the latest techniques in pre-wetting and anti-icing practices. Other topics will include spreader calibration, material application rates, basic plowing techniques and environmental awareness.


LTAP Training: Pavement Preventative Maintenance AND Flagger Training
Date:
October 4, 2022
Time: 8 am - Noon and 1 pm - 4pm, Lunch served for those attending both sessions
Location: Harborcreek Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek


This LTAP course will teach the proper planning and execution of two important pavement preservation techniques: Micro-Surfacing and Ultra-Thin Friction Course. Local government agencies will be provided information on selecting the correct treatment to the appropriate pavement at the right time to extend the useful life of roadways. The course will cover the requirements of PennDOT specifications, proper pavement selection, project planning, and operational oversight of successful projects.


LTAP Training: Winter Maintenance 101
Date:
October 17, 2022
Time: 8 am - Noon
Location: Vernon Township Municipal Building, 16678 McMath Ave, Meadville


This course covers the basics of an effective and efficient winter maintenance program. Best Practices for winter maintenance operations will be emphasized. Topics will include an overview of the various materials available for treating the roadways, as well as, the latest techniques in pre-wetting and anti-icing practices. Other topics will include spreader calibration, material application rates, basic plowing techniques and environmental awareness.


LTAP Training: Equipment & Worker Safety
Date:
October 19, 2022
Time: 8 am - Noon
Location: Training & Workforce Development Center at LindenPointe, 3050 Prosperity Pl, Hermitage


This course provides a basic understanding of common safety factors and practices associated with public works road maintenance operations. Specific operations discussed include trench excavation, crack sealing with hot asphalt, mowing and chain saw use, as well as winter maintenance. It provides and overview of why accidents happen and how to protect personnel through the use of personal protective equipment. Work place awareness is stressed with emphasis on chemical safety, environmental hazards and vehicle and equipment safety issues. The importance of having a formal safety program in place and how to establish an effective program is discussed.


Government Contracting Webinar: Understanding Woman-Owned Small Business Certifications for Gov’t Contracting

Date:  October 19, 2022
Time:  10-11a
Location:  Online webinar

Join the NW Commission PTAC and PennWest Clarion SBDC for this free online presentation that will cover Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certifications as they apply in the government marketplace. A PTAC Counselor will discuss aspects of WOSB & WBE to help businesses determine if certification is right for them, including eligibility requirements, how these certifications fit into state and federal contracting, and the options for certifying.

More info & registration posted at https://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4441.


LTAP Training: Active Transportation
Date:
October 20, 2022
Time: 8 am - Noon
Location: Clarion Township Municipal Building, 117382 Rt 322, Strattanville


The Active Transportation training course will discuss the latest research and guidelines for nonmotorized transportation modes. Many communities in Pennsylvania are encouraging more active transportation (walking, cycling, etc.) to enhance their community and foster healthy lifestyles. Corresponding to this encouragement of active transportation, communities are looking to develop active transportation plans to help create more facilities such as bicycle paths, sidewalks, trails, greenways, etc. This course will examine the safety and standards for these facilities, as well as how to develop an active transportation plan. The course will also highlight successful examples of local plans, practices, and policies in Pennsylvania.


Government Contracting Webinar: Understanding Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification for Gov’t Contracting

Date:  November 2, 2022
Time:  10-11:30a
Location:  Online webinar

This FREE virtual session will provide attendees with a better understanding of Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) verification/certification as it applies in the government marketplace. PTAC will discuss aspects of VOSB & SDVOSB contracting to help businesses determine if verification is right for them. We’ll cover eligibility requirements, where/how to get verified, and how certification fits into state & federal contracting. We’ll also provide updates on the SD/VOSB verification transitioning to an SBA certification in 2023.

Offered by NW Commission PTAC with co-sponsors PennWest Clarion SBDC and North Central PA PTAC.                                                                                                                                                         More info & registration posted at https://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4440.


Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker
Date:
December 6 & 7
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Virtual

Our virtual Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker (TSPMM) returns in December. Save the date and watch for future updates & announcements. 2022 details will be posted soon to https://www.tri-state-ptac-mega-matchmaker.com/.

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Mark your Calendars! | OPEI Trade Mission to Hungary & Poland | May 8 – 12, 2023  

To view the mission flyer, please click here.

The Ohio Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative (OPEI) is leading a trade mission to Hungary and Poland, May 8-12, 2023.  In preparation to the trade mission, we will be posting sector briefings provided by Pennsylvania's Authorized Trade Representative Office in Central Europe.

To view and download sector briefings, please click on the following links:
Hungary Opportunities
Poland Opportunities                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

For more information, please contact: Dorte Heffernan at dorteh@northwestpa.org or Hilary Bienio at hilaryb@northwestpa.org

For additional information regarding our Calendar of Events, please contact:

Jessica Carroll, Outreach Specialist
jessicac@northwestpa.org
P: (814) 677-4800 x109