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Scheduled Training Courses 2022/2023

Below are the scheduled course dates for the upcoming season. Under each class, we list multiple dates, once a class is filled we will open the next available.  Please click on the course date to register. Course dates are subject to change due to enrollment, weather, or other unforeseen circumstance. Pre-registration is required. Cancellation policies may differ by course, but a participant who cancels five days or less before the scheduled date will be responsible for the advertised price. As courses fill we typically add more dates.

AGC Maine and AGC New Hampshire have partnered for Education and Development. Both chapters’ membership are given exclusive member pricing and opportunity at AGC Maine. 

AGC Maine Training & Events Calendar

CRAFT / SPECIALIZED TRAINING – 

Basic and Advanced Erosion Control Certification Course

Course Summary:

o Necessity and purpose of Erosion Control

o Methods of Erosion Control (e.g., riprapping, mulch, and sediment barriers)

o Proper selection, installation, and maintenance practices

The course is of primary interest to contractors, but also beneficial to municipal code enforcement officers, engineers, and public works employees. The Course is required for certification in Erosion Control practices.

One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 28, 2024] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2024-basic-advanced-erosion-control

[April 25, 2024] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2024-basic-advanced-erosion-control

[May 2, 2024] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/may-2024-basic-advanced-erosion-control

 

Flagger Trainer Certification

Course Summary

o All privately employed flaggers must have training consistent with the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.” This course will train and test participants to be the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) “Flagger Certifiers,” who are responsible for training and certifying employees within their own companies to be flaggers.

This course allows you to train flaggers under your employment. One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-2pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 19, 2024] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2024-flagger-trainer-certifier

[April 16, 2024] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2024-flagger-trainer-certifier

 

Stream Crossing Installation Techniques **NEW CLASS

During this 4-hour introductory course, participants will be exposed to aspects of stream crossing design such as structure selection and sizing, requirements for aquatic organism passage, regulations related to new and replacement stream crossings, as well as tools and techniques for the installation of crossings that minimize the impact of construction activities on the stream to maintain water quality and provide fish passage.

  • This training is intended to be provide a resource for road managers and association members, town officials, contractors, and watershed organizations as an introduction to proper selection and installation of stream crossings throughout Maine.
  • This class qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP.

Time: 8am-1pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 14, 2024] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2024-stream-crossing-installation-techniques

 

Shore Stabilization **NEW CLASS

This course is of primary interest to contractors, but also beneficial to municipal code enforcement officers, engineers and public work employees.

  • Course is required for certification in Erosion Control practices.

Time: 8am-1pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [April 18, 2024] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2024-shore-stabilization

 

HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher

Course Summary:

o Guidance to safely work in hazardous environments

o Cleanup of hazardous waste sites

Course assists in satisfying the annual training requirement of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) rule, found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [TBA]

 

Silica Training Part I Overview and Part II Competent Person

Training Course on OSHA’s “Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica” standard
(1926.1053) to include: (Part 1-Two Hours)
• Review of the OSHA Standard
• Elements of training workers with silica exposure
• Discussion of Table 1, and which Tasks most apply to Maine Firms
• Discussion of how to address Tasks not on Table 1
• Discussion on the Exposure Control Plan
• Overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Competent Person


Competent Person/Detailed Standard Discussion Training (Part 2-One Additional Hour)
Presentations of Competent Person course on OSHA’s Silica Standard. The course will also serve as a detailed discussion of the standard, touching on topics not included in Overview of OSHA’s Silica Standard (Part 1). Attendees therefore could include those wanting to become a Competent Person, those wanting to know what should be presented for Competent Person training, i.e., “train-the-trainer”or those wanting more information about the standard than was presented in Part 1. As a pre-requisite, attendees in the Competent Person course must have attended the Overview of OSHA’s Silica Standard (Part 1).
Elements of the Competent Person training will include:
• Detailed discussion of the OSHA Standard (beyond that discussed in Part 1)
• Detailed discussion of Table 1, and which Tasks most apply to audience
• For Tasks not on Table 1, discussion on how to assess potential exposures and identify controls
• Detailed discussion on the Exposure Control Plan and how to eectively implement it
• Review and discussion on how to make “frequent and regular” inspections of job sites, materials, and equipment
• How to conduct industrial hygiene monitoring for silica
• Record keeping

Time: 8am – 12pm

Date: [TBA]

 

CRANE & RIGGER/SIGNAL TRAINING – 

Qualified Rigger and Signal Person

Course Summary:

o Standard/non-standard signals for crane or derrick construction site

o Factors that affect communication

o Crane dynamics

o Basic rigging techniques/calculations for various loads

o Written and practical test for signaling

o Written test for rigging

Certificate and pocket card is issued upon passing and completion of the exam.

Course meets the requirements of OSHA regulations. One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates:

[March 13, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2024-qualified-rigger-signal-person

[April 11, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2024-qualified-rigger-signal-person

 

NCCCO Crane Certification Preparation Course and Exam

Course Summary:

o Prepares students for the NCCCO examinations

o Comprehensive description on updated qualifications for operators

o Detailed walk-through of the testing process

Exam held at AGC Maine. The fee includes food and study material. Five-Day Class.

*written tests, practical training, and exams are an additional cost.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: TBA (Email team@agcmaine.org for more information)

 

Articulating NCCCO Crane

Course Summary:

o Instructor will work with students to understand all the qualifications for operators and walkthrough

the testing process.

The registration fee includes food and study material. Three-Day Class

*written tests, practical training, and exams are an additional cost.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [TBA]

 

SAFETY TRAINING – 

Construction First-Aid & CPR Training

Course Summary:

o Learn common first-aid techniques to injuries on the job site

o Fundamentals of CPR (practicing on a CPR Dummy)

Complete OSHA and MSHA require training in both First-Aid and CPR.

Students will receive a 2-year certification upon completion. One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates:

[March 5, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-5-2024-first-aidcpr

[March 26, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-26-2024-first-aidcpr

[April 23, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2024-first-aidcpr

 

OSHA 10-Hour Training

Course Summary:

o A basic course recommended by OSHA as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. OSHA 10 is the standard in the industry for any entry-level and a must for supervisors and foremen who manage sites. AGC Maine provides a higher level of training by incorporating current fire supervisors and foremen who apply the principles of safety in life experiences useful to everyone on the job site today.

AGC Maine will issue a card certifying completion. Two-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 4 & 5, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2024-osha-10

 

Work Zone Safety Supervisor Course

This course provides a working knowledge of the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2009) and will include:

o Principles of traffic control

o Installation and removal techniques

o Safe traffic control areas for workers, motorists, and pedestrians.

One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-1pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates:

[March 12, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-work-zone-safety-supervisor

[April 9, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2024-work-zone-safety-supervisor

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING – 

 

Elevate Your Leadership (**New Class**)

The Critical Role of the Supervisor 

We know that a large percentage of employees do not quit a company, but rather quit their boss or supervisor. Good Supervision is the key to success in any organization large or small. In this course we will discuss the disconnect between what managers want, and what employees need and how to bridge that gap to create a cohesive team. We will cover key qualities of a great supervisor, commons supervisory pitfalls and create a roadmap for participants to improve their own skills.

Coaching and Counseling 

In every leadership role, there are times where employees need support and guidance. Knowing the difference between coaching and counseling, and when to provide each is critical to your success. During this class, leaders will learn how to handle declining performance indicators and which tools are best used to support struggling team members.

Dealing with Difficult People 

Every day difficult people enter our lives and leave us frustrated, drained and angry. In the workplace we can’t simply avoid the challenging person, but rather must learn to modify our own behavior. We will cover the basic principles of communication and some basic communication tools and skills.  In this workshop participants will learn how to diffuse challenging situations, and will leave feeling less stressed, and more in control when interacting with difficult people.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is a key component of success in any work environment. It is a natural by-product of people having different needs, interests, ideas and goals. No matter what your job, you will face conflicts both large and small, and the ability to recognize and deal with conflict is a core skill necessary to thrive. In this program we will cover causes of conflict within an organization, techniques to manage those conflicts and the benefits to resolving conflict quickly and thoroughly

2-day Class

Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 8 & 15, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2024-elevate-your-leadership

 

 

Construction Supervision Fundamentals

The CSF course is designed for aspiring front-line leaders who are looking to learn the entry-level management skills to lead construction activities. This is a 25-hour in-seat course consisting of nine sessions.

Students will receive certification upon completion of all nine sessions.

Course Summary:

o Session 1: Team Management

o Session 2: Project and Team Leadership

o Session 3: Communication Skills

o Session 4: Time Management and Project Scheduling

o Session 5: Risk Management

o Session 6: Construction Law and Contract Documents

o Session 7: Problem Resolution

o Session 8: Productivity and Cost Control

o Session 9: Skill Development

Time: 730am-430pm (unless listed otherwise), Three-Day Class.

Dates: [April 8, 22, and 29th, 2024]  https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2024-construction-supervision-fundamentals

 

Complete Business Renovation Workshops **NEW CLASS

Join Priscilla Hansen Mahoney in these ZOOM ONLY workshops for small business owners to renovate their businesses. Priscilla Hansen Mahoney is an ICF- accredited business coach for contractors with over 20 years of experience in the lawn/landscape industry. As the founder of Blazing Trails Coaching, she helps contractors grow, profit, and succeed by aligning them with the right plan, the right process and the right people. With expertise in process management, Six Sigma, and High-Performance Team Building, Priscilla has assisted countless business owners in creating their business models, systemizing their businesses, developing team leaders, and building businesses that support their desired lifestyles.

Business Foundations: Hammering Out a Business Strategy – January 24, 2024 | 8:30am to 10:30am

Get ahead of the competition as you discover how to:

Craft a Winning Business Plan for Explosive Growth

Identify Your Niche and only work with people who value your talent

Leverage Technology and Systems to Reach New Heights

Cultivate Long-Term Client Relationships for Steady Revenue

Build a Star Team for Unmatched Performance (even in a workforce shortage!)

Innovate Your Way to Success in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

Navigating Your Customer Journey – February 14, 2024 | 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Identify your ideal client– create a “buyers persona” that describes who your ideal clients are, what their buying habits may be, and how they can relate to your products and services.
  • Create your customer journey map – learn the key elements of an effective customer journey map and go through some of the steps for developing a draft customer journey map during guided exercises.
  • Use Customer Journey Maps – Develop a marketing plan so you can put yourself in front of the right people, at the right time, with the right message.  Save yourself time, money and energy with more targeted marketing!
  • Drive Actions with Customer Journey Maps – Explore ways to improve customer experience based on moments of truth identified in the customer journey maps.

Mapping Out Your Employee Journey – February 28, 2024 | 8:30am to 10:30am

  • What an employee journey is, and the importance of mapping out your employee experience.
  • How you can increase job satisfaction, engagement, and retention for your future and current employees.
  • The typical employee life-cycle and how you can leverage your organization’s opportunities through each stage.

Learn to READ: Create Scaleable Systems to Grow, Profit & Succeed – March 13, 2024 | 8:30am to 10:30am

  • Efficiency Enhancement: You will learn how to identify tasks and processes that can be streamlined through replication and automation, leading to improved overall efficiency in your business
  • Time Management: Understand the concepts of elimination and delegation so you can to focus on essential tasks, freeing up valuable time for more important priorities.
  • Resource Optimization: Grasp the importance of allocating resources effectively by eliminating unnecessary tasks and delegating responsibilities to the right team members.
  • Productivity Boost: Implementing the R.E.A.D. framework will result in increased productivity as individuals can concentrate on tasks aligned with their skills and expertise.
  •  Team Building: Understand how delegation will assist managers and leaders in building strong and capable teams, encouraging professional growth and fostering trust among team members.
  • Decision Making:  Replication and automation will enable participants to make informed decisions by analyzing data and insights gathered through streamlined processes.
  • Scalability: Discover the importance of scalable processes that can adapt to changing demands and grow with the business or personal endeavors.
  • Innovation: Automating certain tasks can free up mental space, leading to increased creativity and innovation within the organization or individual projects.

Series – Online Only on Zoom. (Zoom details to be shared with attendees seperately).

Time: Varies (see above details).

Dates: [TBA]

Interested in the workshop(s)? Complete the interest form below and we will notify you when registration is open!

Interest Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAiuP7CPZnhFdgbeqY0DB_9WP5F2e8YuukHm8gsvPYEYsQ4A/viewform

 

LEAN Construction Program

Lean Construction is a combination of operational research and practical development in design and construction with an adaptation of lean manufacturing principles and practices to the end-to-end design and construction process.

This is a certificate program that consists of seven units. Following the completion of all seven units, individuals will have a deep knowledge of both the theory and application of Lean Constrictions and be able to sit for an exam to earn AGC’s Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-LC) credential.

Course Summary:

o Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems

o Unit 2: Pull in Production

o Unit 3: Workstructuring

o Unit 4: The Last Planner System

o Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly

o Unit 6: Lean Design and Preconstruction – Choose by Advantage Training

o Unit 7: Problem-Solving Principles and Tools

Time: 1pm-530pm (virtual) (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 25, April 15, May 6, June 3 – OR – On-demand recordings completed at your own pace.] (The above options (1-7) are all identical.)

LEED AP BD+C (Level 2) – On-Demand

Register for a live webinar or start today with our on-demand recorded workshop completed anytime at your own pace here – https://leadinggreen.com/online

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com and for those new to LEED, here is a short introduction to it – https://youtu.be/X9FUJpIW9bI

 

Certificate of Management – Lean Construction – **ONLINE**

The AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation.

Eligibility Requirements: CM-Lean candidates must successfully complete the seven Lean Construction Education Program courses, provide AGC with record of completion and have an approved application in advance of exam administration.

Fees: All fees total $575 and will be collected at one time after the candidate application is reviewed and approved.

The CM-Lean Prep Course is now available!
This optional three hour self-paced e-learning course reviews the principles of Lean Construction as taught in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. The course is designed to supplement learner’s review and study of the curriculum’s seven units as they prepare for the CM-Lean exam. Course participants can assess their understanding of Lean Construction as they experience the audio and visual content and answer the 55 review questions as they progress through the seven units of the CM-Lean Exam Prep Course. The cost of this prep course is $79 for members and $99 for nonmembers.

        Register/Learn More Here – https://www.agc.org/agc-cm-lean-application

 

Need to Renew? CM-Lean ​Renewal Requirements

Register/Learn More Here – https://www.agc.org/node/49758

 

Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling – **ONLINE**

The AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program. Successful candidates who pass the exam will carry the CM-BIM designation.

Eligibility Requirements – CM-BIM candidates must attend all four AGC BIM Education Program courses. Applications will not be processed if all units have not been completed by the application date. Once CM-BIM candidates complete the four mandatory courses, they are eligible to register for the exam by filling out the online CM-BIM Exam application.

CM-BIM Exam Fee – All exam fees total $575.00 and will be collected at one time after the candidate application is reviewed and approved.

Re-testing – If an individual does not pass the exam on the first attempt, the candidate may re-apply to take the exam by submitting the online exam retake form. The retake fee is $100.

         Register/Learn More Here – https://www.agc.org/agc-cm-bim-application

Need to Renew? 

         Register/Learn More Here – https://www.agc.org/cm-bim-renewal-documentation-form

 

 

ABOUT 

In our facility in Augusta, we have a training room for thirty-five students. We teach safety courses, professional development, and introduce new products to the people who use them every day.

At AGC you can expect to learn from industry leaders who apply their knowledge on the job site. We offer general courses available to members and non-members geared towards the industry. Our training director works with companies to create custom-tailored training putting together the necessary components.

From new innovative delivery methods using online training or hands-on instruction, AGC Maine offers a learning mechanism for everyone. Oversight for our training and new development is spearheaded by industry leaders on our workforce development committee. Members meet monthly to discuss the training and assess the needs. As expected this process allows for the continued development of opportunities.