Other Events of Interest

Planning for Retirement Workshop

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association will host a special Planning for Retirement: Making the Most of Your Options session during its annual conference June 14 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The workshop will be a comprehensive overview for retirement planning and helpful to those local government employees just starting out, in the middle of careers and nearing retirement. Speakers include representatives from the South Carolina Public Employees Benefit Authority, Deferred Compensation program, Social Security Administration, and a private investment firm. 

When: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 14

Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia

Cost: $30, which includes breakfast 


Stormwater Training

American Stormwater Institute, LLC is offering stormwater training. The full class schedule is available on the ASI website.

The National Stormwater Center offers certified stormwater inspector training classes. Information on classes and how to register is available on the National Stormwater Center website.

Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals - Free Training

Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. This training—Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals—emphasizes the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. The training offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The training includes 11 courses. Take all of them or pick and choose (the first three are required, then take courses in any order):

  1. Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  2. Integrated Pest Management Basics
  3. Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
  4. Tick Biology and Control
  5. Mosquito Biology and Control
  6. Toxicology of Pesticides
  7. Rodent Management
  8. Pests and Vectors in Food and Housing Environments
  9. Special Pest Management Considerations for Schools
  10. Risk Communication Basics
  11. Bed Bug Biology and Control

Visit the following website to register and to learn more about the training: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/elearn/vcehp.html.