As part of our commitment to our members to provide high-quality technical and safety training, particularly in the shadows of COVID-19, we are pleased to continue offering a new series of live, instructor-led @Your-Site Virtual Training sessions.
Participants may register for either an individual session, for the Spring/Fall Series (8 Session Each) or for the full 2021 Series (16 Total Sessions):
|@Your-Site Virtual||Per Session||Spring Series (8 Sessions)||Fall Series (8 Sessions)||2021 Series (16 Total Sessions)|
|NEPPA Members||$45 per person||$340 per person||$340 per person||$660 per person|
|Non-Members||$90 per person||$690 per person||$690 per person||$1,380 per person|
@Your-Site: Virtual – Session Schedule & Length
All sessions will be recorded and made available to any registrants unable to participate at the time of the training. Sessions are scheduled for 90-minutes which includes 15-minutes for Q&A. Recordings are available for 1-year after the date of broadcast.
Once NEPPA receives and processes your registration, participants will receive an auto-generated email with unique login credentials to access each of the individual the sessions.
Q: How many @Your-Site: Virtual Training sessions are offered per year?
A: For now, NEPPA is planning to offer a total of 16 @Your-Site: Virtual Training sessions in 2021. The per person registration fees are:
NEPPA Members: $45 per person, per class, $340 for each series (8 classes), or $660 for the full series (16 classes)
Non-Members: $90 per person, per class, $690 for each series (8 classes), or $1,380 for the full series (16 classes)
Q: How long is each class?
A: Each class is scheduled for a total of 90-minutes which includes a 15-minute, live Q&A.
Q: Are @Your-Site: Virtual Training Sessions live or pre-recorded?
A: The @Your-Site: Virtual Training sessions are live, instructor-led training sessions. For any registrants unable to participate live, the sessions are recorded and will be made available after the class. Recordings are available for 1-year after the date of broadcast.
Q: Is this a group registration or do registrants complete class individually?
A: In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants need to register for the sessions individually. Certificates of completion only display the registrant’s name. That being said, you do have the ability to register multiple individuals either one at a time, or in bulk by submitting a roster to NEPPA. Certificates of completion are only available upon completion of the course.
Q: Do registrants receive a Certificate of Completion?
A: At the completion of the course, registrants will receive an email including a printable Certificate of Completion which includes their name and session title.
Q: Are @Your-Site: Virtual Training Sessions recorded?
A: The @Your-Site: Virtual Training sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants after the program.
Q: Are there set dates for @Your-Site: Virtual Training, or do participants login at their own convenience?
A: Since these are live, instructor-led sessions, participants are expected to join according to the schedule once published. Recordings will be made available for anyone unable to join on the specified training date.
Q: Are the 2020 @Your-Site Virtual recordings still available?
A: Yes, NEPPA will continue to process registrations to access the 2020 @Your-Site Virtual Training sessions of the following topics:
1 – Switching & Tagging
2 – Personal Protective Grounding
3 – Trouble Investigation
4 – Transformer Review & Connections
5 – Work Zone Safety
6 – High Voltage Rubber Gloving
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for and access the 2020 sessions.
Please contact email@example.com or call the office at (978) 540-2200.
Safety & Technical Trainer, CUSP & Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor (Construction)
Steve has 36 years of hands on experience in all facets of operations, of public power utilities including: Line Superintendent; supervision of crews, maintenance, new construction, reliability and associated plant & sub-station responsibilities. He is a recognized expert in safety and OSHA compliance.
In his role of Director of Training, he is responsible for development and quality of safety & technical programs. He also oversees the line-workers’ school and teaches utility management and supervision, electronic controls and power-line operation programs.
Recognized as an industry leader and expert Steve has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Northeast Public Power Association and been recognized by the Maine State Legislature for his previous 30 Years of Distinguished Service. Steve attended the University of Maine at Orono.
Trainer, Certified American Heart Associaiotn & Medic First Aid Trainer for First Aid, CPR, AED
Linda Calderiso has been a trainer with the Northeast Public Power Association since November 2000 and brings energy and professionalism to all the sessions she teaches.
As NEPPA’s primary First Aid, CPR and AED instructor, Linda is instrumental in ensuring NEPPA members meet their annual requirements in an engaging and fun learning environment.
Safety & Technical Trainer, Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor (Construction), Certified Medic First Aid Trainer for First Aid, CPR, AED
Pete has been an instructor for the Northeast Public Power Association since April of 2015 and travels all throughout New England. Before joining NEPPA, Pete started as a lineman in May of 1984 with Green Mountain Power. Then he moved over to Burlington Electric in 2002 where he was working as a line foreman.
Pete has an Associate’s degree of applied science in Power Technology and has his Mass. 1B/2A Hoisting License.
Pete currently lives in Winooski, VT and has been married to his wife, Mary Ann, for the past 30 years. They have two children together, Nathan and Natalie. His hobbies are woodworking, beekeeper and rabbit hunting with his beagles.
Pete goes on to say, “teaching has been a big part of my career and NEPPA gives me a chance to continue teaching, which I love to do!”
Technical & Safety Trainer
Dan Flynn has been a safety trainer with Northeast Public Power Association, since September 2018 after retiring from Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Dept with more than a 40 year career in public power.
Dan started in the electric meter department in the 1970’s and worked his way through the electric line department as a lineman/line foremen and his last position as the electric department superintendent. Some of Dan’s responsibilities covered construction, maintenance, and safety of the electric line division. Dan continues to maintain his 1B/2A Mass. hoisting license and a Mass. Class A Driving license.
Dan is a lifelong resident of Wakefield, Ma where he lives with his wife Alayne of 39 years they have two adult children.
He says “It is a privilege to continue to be involved with the public power industry in New England to give back any knowledge I’ve acquired over these many years.”
Technical & Safety Trainer, Certified American Heart Association & Medic First Aid Trainer for First Aid, CPR, AED
Prior to joining NEPPA, Lou spent his 30+ year line career with Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS). Prior to being merged with Green Mountain Power, Central Vermont Public Service Corp. was the largest electricity supplier in Vermont. Its customer base covered 160,000 people in 163 towns, villages and cities in Vermont.
Technical & Safety Trainer
His significant field experience coupled with his passion for safety has made him an excellent addition to NEPPA’s training team.
Well known for his stellar work with NEPPA’s Lineworkers Rodeo, Scott is also quite familiar with NEPPA Mutual Aid and has participated in Light Up Navajo. In addition, Scott serves as an LELWD Commissioner in Littleton, MA where he resides.
Technical & Safety Trainer, Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor
Dennis has been a trainer for the Northeast Public Power Association since November 2018 and travels throughout the Northeast.
Dennis has a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Science for Worcester State College, is married and has 3 sons.
Prior to joining NEPPA, Dennis started his career in the utility industry in 1984 with Massachusetts Electric (now National Grid). He worked his way up from an apprentice lineworker through crew leader and eventually as Line Supervisor and Safety Supervisor. He then moved on to NSTAR (now Eversource) as a Field/Technical Trainer.
Dennis also spent time with Asplundh Utility Line construction as a Regional Safety Supervisor/Trainer and has served as an OSHA Outreach Trainer for the past 12 years.
In addition to training for NEPPA, Dennis is also a part -time instructor at Quinsigamond Community College with the Energy Utility Program.
P.E.,Technical & Safety Trainer
Tim Richardson joined NEPPA in September of 2019 and has been an asset to the training team. Tim has a long history working in the electric utility industry, including as General Manager of Belmont Municipal Light Department from 1995 – 2007.
Most recently, Tim has worked as Principal of Fundy Power Services, LLC and at Consulting Engineers Group prior to that.
Tim brings a wealth of both technical and safety expertise to the organization and applies his expertise of both in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-learn approach.
Technical & Safety Trainer
He recently retired as the Supervisor of Meter Test and Engineering at United Illuminating and looks forward to continuing his career as an instructor. Tom holds a BS and an AS in Engineering Technology as well as an advanced certificate in Management from WPI.
Tom and his wife Arlene currently reside in Connecticut.