NJLTAP Director’s Message
The New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJLTAP) team recognizes that you and your agencies are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are aggressively seeking ways to continue to provide services during this time. While in-person training has been postponed for the next couple of months, there are online learning opportunities available to you. The timing of this pandemic has caused many large educational events to be canceled or postponed. These include the TransAction conference (postponed to October), the Public Works EXPO (postponed to August), the National LTAP-NTTD Conference (canceled), the Annual NACE Conference (canceled), and NJ Public Works Continuing Education Conference (not yet re-scheduled).
We have moved several of our workshops from traditional classroom training to webinars in order to reach our stakeholders. This has also allowed us to reach people outside of New Jersey without impacting access to our locals. There is a calendar of events posted by the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) that features additional webinars that may be hosted by other state LTAP centers, but are open to you. You may find them here: http://nltapa.org/calendar
Please follow the instructions for registration for each event.
Over the next several weeks, we will continue to offer webinars for you. These offer PDH and CPWM credit when appropriate. The NJLTAP webinars are available to you at no charge, just as the in-person training would have been. As always, our events are posted at: https://cait.rutgers.edu/events/
Here are some additional resources we would like to share with you:
National Highway Institute: Some training is free of charge- check out “web based training”.