Conferences & Training

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January 2021

MDOT Facility Procurement Training
Virtual Training using “TEAMS” software

The training provides transit agencies with information on selecting the right procurement method.

  • January 5th – (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Instructor & Contact: Dean Peterson, Procurement Analyst, MDOT
E-mail: petersond4@michigan.gov

MDOT 101 Training
Virtual Training using “TEAMS” software

  • January 11th - (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
    Session 1 - Overview and Introduction to MDOT
  • January 27th – (10 a.m. – Noon)
    Session 2 - Transit Funding

Instructor & Contact: Val Shultz, Supervisor, MDOT
E-mail: shultzv@michigan.gov

Driver Training
Virtual Training using “ZOOM” software

  • January 25th – (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • January 26th – (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Instructor: Carol Wright-Kenderdine Easter Seals/Project Action
Contact: Joe DeKoning mptajoe@comcast.net

Drug and Alcohol Training
Virtual Training using “Ring Central” software
NOTE: Online Registration Open – see email dated December 4, 2020

  • January 12th – (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Reasonable Suspicion
  • January 14th – (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.) Reasonable Suspicion
  • January 19th – (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) DER Training Part One
  • January 20th – (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.) DER Training Part One
  • January 21st – (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) DER Training Part Two
  • January 22nd – (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.) DER Training Park Two

Instructor: Regina Doural FSSolutions
Contact: Marcele Edington edingtonm@michigan.gov

February 2021

Dispatcher Training
Virtual Training using “ZOOM” software

  • February 18th – (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
  • February 19th – (8:00am – 12:00noon)

Instructor: Carol Wright-Kenderdine Easter Seals/Project Action
Contact: Joe DeKoning mptajoe@comcast.net

MDOT 101 Training
Virtual Training using “TEAMS” software

  • February 9th – (10 a.m. -12 p.m.)
    Session 3 - Annual Application
  • February 25th – (1 p.m. -3 p.m.)
    Session 4 - S/TIP & JobNet

Instructor & Contact: Val Shultz, Supervisor, MDOT
E-mail: shultzv@michigan.gov

March 2021

MPTA Legislative Training
March 11 - Mackinaw Room, Lansing

Contact: Cindy Zolkowski mptacindy@comcast.net

April 2021

Rural Transit Mangers Workshop
Dates: TBD Comfort Inn Mt. Pleasant

Contact: Joe DeKoning mptajoe@comcast.net

Fundamentals of Public Transit
Dates and Location: TBD

Contact: Joe DeKoning mptajoe@comcast.net

May 2021

PASS Training In Person Training
Dates TBD
MarqTran Marquette

Contact: Joe DeKoning mptajoe@comcast.net

June 2021

Transit Vehicle Maintenance Seminar
RAM Center Higgins Lake
June 21, 22 & 23

Contact: Joe DeKoning mptajoe@comcast.net

Roadeo and Frontline Training
Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth
June 24, 25 - 27

Contact: Carrie Thompson carrie@wexexpress.us

August 2021

MPTA and MDOT Statewide Annual Meeting
Crystal Mountain Thompsonville
August 24, 25 & 26

Contact: Cindy Zolkowski mptacindy@comcast.net