Alternative Powered Irrigation Controllers

This one-hour virtual learning session is scheduled for April 13, 2021, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Our training instructor Mike Merlesena is with DIG Corporation a company that is celebrating its 40th year in the Irrigation Industry in 2021.  Mike will discuss the features and benefits of DIG's LEIT Ambient Light (Solar) powered controllers and Battery-Operated Controllers.  To gain the maximum advantage from this learning session, Mike will make this an open question-and-answer forum, during the class, and will have an open discussion at the end of his instruction.  
Registration for this class is required. The registration form is only four-questions, and you complete it online.  Select the "Registration Form" button below to register now.

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Benefits and Highlights of the MSA's Training and Education

Benefits and Highlights of the MSA's Training and Education

Next Tuesday, March 16, 2020, we offer a unique training session entitled "Benefits and Highlights of the MSA's Training and Education." Chapter Vice President Gerard Batista is one of two individuals providing instruction for this session.  He will be speaking on how employees in the Public Works field can improve their chances for promotion at their workplace and the resources available to help develop their careers.  Gerard is a tenured instructor at Citrus College, where he teaches three Public Works related classes.  
We are fortunate to have Lory Warren, MSA Education Director, joining this session to speak on the MSA's Public Works Specialist Certification Program.  As an added benefit, we will have one recent program graduate talking about his experience and the knowledge he gained from the program.
This training session will answer questions like: How do I get started? When is enrollment, and what is required from me to enroll?  Are these classes offered in the evening and virtual settings?

Registration for this class is required.  The registration form is only four-questions, and you complete it online.  Select the "Registration Form" button below to register now.


Virtual Training Class 2-16-21

Virtual Training Class 2-16-21

Free Training Class - Supported by West Coast Arborists

Our chapter is hosting its second monthly virtual training class of 2021.  The one-hour class is entitled "Tree Risk: What do the JPIA and ISA have to say?" and is scheduled for February 16, 2021, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Our presenters are Timothy Crothers, Plant Health Care Manager, West Coast Arborist, and Chris Reyes, Public Works Manager from the City of Monterey Park.

Mr. Crothers provided the following narrative to describe the content for his presentation.
"Our featured presentation this month will be on tree risk and how the Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) Tree Inspection and Maintenance Policy and the tree industry standards and best practices can help reduce risk and liability.  We will cover ideas such as hazardous trees, risk assessments, using a tree inventory to make informed management decisions, and lowering the number of potentially high-risk trees in the community.  Our members can learn how one LA-area city has proactively and successfully used their inventory data to effectively reduce the number of hazardous trees to single digits." 

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January 12, 2021 Training Class

Benefits of a Computerized Maintenance Management System

January 12, 2021 Training Class

MSA Virtual Training Class - FREE

Your Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter is offering a training class entitled the “Benefits of a Computerized Maintenance Management System, or CMMS.  The trainer for this session is Don Stokes, Maintenance Manager, with the Orange County Sanitation District.  

Class time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Don wrote the following narrative to describe the class

I intend to cover the following:
What is CMMS? How can it benefit me? What are the pitfalls of such a system? Learn what a computerized maintenance management system is. Determine if it can benefit your organization in keeping track of required asset maintenance and related activities. Balance manual efforts with a database approach to ensure the right task is performed at the optimal time to keep your assets (both fixed and mobile) functioning reliably for their intended function. Gain insight into common mistakes and assumptions made regarding the use of a CMMS. Learn from common user mistakes and set yourself up for success.

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