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Ohio Trainings

Ohio RCAP offers multiple training opportunities that include in-person classroom trainings and field days, webinar series, online self-paced trainings, and on-site trainings. Register for one of our trainings listed below.

In-person Class Trainings

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT OUR CLASS ROOM TRAININGS: Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) classroom trainings scheduled in March, April and May will be postponed until further notice. RCAP is opting to postpone trainings due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and with respect to guidance from local, state and federal health officials.

We will send notifications via email when trainings resume. We appreciate your interest in our trainings and your understanding during this time.

 

 

Improved Water and Sewer System Oversight with GIS - April 1, 2020 - WEBINAR

GIS provides utility manages access to system data and asset information. Mobile and web applications provide the ability to view data and record preventive maintenance activities.

This webinar will demonstrate what can be done with data after it is entered in the field. Examples of ways utilities can use their GIS to get insights into the functioning of their systems will be explored through the use of dashboards and workflows.

This webinar does not offer contact hours.

Please join us at least 10 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link: https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4b23810da0467eb5486d3cea6dfd6d50

 

 

 

 

 

Webinar Series for Local Officials

These instructor-led webinars are offered in three-part or four-part series, enabling busy local officials training opportunities that fit their schedules.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to receive credit for attending the webinars, you MUST have the webinar as your active screen.  Minimizing the screen will reduce your participation attention and could prevent you from receiving a completion certificate.


Controlling Capital Projects - 3 part series

These courses do not provide contact hours

 

Know What You Need - March 27, 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:15 am

This webinar is intended to help system managers and oversight boards avoid excessive projects and cost overruns by identifying the critical moments during a project when their extra oversight can make a difference. This one hour section covers their involvement in the planning phase of a project.

Please join us at least 10 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link:  https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9eb4afb05084c31119adf20f392581ad

 

Preliminary Engineering and Design - April 3, 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:15 am

In this one hour webinar, we will explain the components of Preliminary Engineering reports and general plans and how to review theses important project planning documents before jumping into the design phase. We'll discuss the role and responsibilities of the oversight board members and their consulting engineer.

Please join us at least 10 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link: https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=e646d5ca4d5c47fd2dbff80332f83c91b

 

Bidding, Contracts and Specifications - April 10. 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:15 am

The steps in the bidding and construction phase will be explained in this one hour webinar. We'll explain how system owners can ensure competitive bidding, review contract documents, ensure timely payment to contractors, provide oversight to ensure specifications are met during construction and hopefully avoid or minimize change orders.

Please join us at least 10 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link: https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1766af6459a3ff45db0e2d7c204234ee

Online Self-paced Trainings

Ohio RCAP is please to make available online training for the comfort of your home or office through the Ohio EPA 360 Water Site. Courses are self-paced; you can stop at any time and resume when you are ready. Topics include asset management, financial management and utility management. Courses are approved for Ohio EPA operator contact hours. First-time site users will be asked to register with the site. 

For questions, call GLCAP/Ohio RCAP's program assistant at 1-800-775-9767.

Click here to access the Ohio EPA 360 Water site.

On-site Trainings

Ohio RCAP also offers on-site trainings available by demand. We provide trainings to boards, councils and other organizations. Contact any Ohio RCAP representative for scheduling information. Some of our trainings include:

 

Project Development

Are you facing your first big water or sewer project? Don't know anything about the subject? Ohio RCAP in cooperation with The Ohio Water Development Authority has development a training course consisting of three components for local decision makers who have never experienced a capital improvement project in their community, or are looking for help in planning a project. It covers planning, engineering selection, funding, design, and construction, and what to expect in each segment along the way.

 

Rate Setting

Are you facing a utility rate increase? Not sure which way to turn? Ohio RCAP in cooperation with The Ohio Water Development Authority has developed a training course for decision makers on setting utility rates, consisting of two components: rate analysis and rate structure.

Rate analysis covers topics such as characteristics of a good rate structure; overview of the rate analysis; asset management, safeguarding utility funds; and user classifications and groups.

Rate structure covers topics like types of structure; proportional to use; rate setting tools; lifestyles and economic development; and billing and usage analysis.

This is an excellent course for decision makers to understand what goes into making a good sound and defensible rate structure.