Category Archives: Training

Become a Conservation Work Skills Instructor!

SCA is gearing up for another big training season and is currently recruiting qualified Conservation Work Skills Instructor apprentices! Apprenticeships are an important part of the SCA Conservation Work Skills history. Serving as an apprentice allows SCA staff to become more familiar with you and the specific skill sets you bring to the SCA Conservation Work Skills program.

The roots of Conservation Work Skills began with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the traditional skills that they employed to work on projects that are still in place today. As many of the staff in our federal lands retire, the need for these skills has become more apparent. The CCC trained many of the National Park Service employees that have worked over the past few decades in these traditional work skills. To do this, there was an impetus to create a training program to ensure that trail teams and fire teams had the proper skills to do lasting impactful work in our national public lands. Training programs have been run a few different ways over the years, but SCA continues to provide these skills vital with our Conservation Work Skills training. A large portion of SCA alumni find themselves working in the federal land management system and much of that is the result of the training SCA provides to our members
and partners. The success of this depends on recruiting high quality instructors. By joining this process you are stepping into the conservation lineage of our nation’s public lands.

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NJ Crew Leader Training is a Blast!

It’s our favorite time of year again, training season. Throughout the last six months we’ve been playing phone tag, emailing and once even faxed with you, but now is the time to really connect, learn and grow before we head out to for the 2013 summer season.

We as an organization take all of your feedback seriously and implement changes based off of said feedback each year. If you have completed a Crew Leader Training, please take the End of Leader Training Survey.

New Jersey training is in full force with Community Programs from: Baltimore, Boston, Connecticut, NJ, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and a couple Leaders from Pittsburgh, Houston, and Detroit. Here are a few fun pictures from training so far: