The Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) announces its seventh graduating class from the roads scholar program, which includes city of Coon Rapids heavy equipment operator Doug Meyenburg.
Meyenburg has worked for 34 years with the city’s public works department.
This year’s graduates earned eight roads scholar credits to complete the program, which includes a series of LTAP workshops, maintenance expos and circuit training and assistance programs workshops.
In general, participants in the program also have found the curriculum helpful for career development.
According to Meyenburg, he was able to share ideas with other students in the road scholar program and learn how other maintenance workers accomplish their daily work.
The LTAP program helped him try new technology that is now benefiting the residents that he serves, and that he’s never too old to learn, Meyenburg said.
The roads scholar program is designed for local agency maintenance personnel who are committed to learning new skills and expanding their knowledge in the latest road and bridge innovations and best practices.
Since 1992, Minnesota LTAP has provided local government transportation agencies with low-cost, high-quality training for their employees.
The roads scholar program combines that training into a structured curriculum.
The mission of the national LTAP program is to foster a safe, efficient and environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills and knowledge of local transportation providers.
More information about Minnesota LTAP and the roads scholar program is available online at http://www.mnltap.umn.edu.