Bruce Evans, Jackson County District #1 Equipment Operator, recently received a Certificate of Completion of the Roads Scholar Program offered through the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), an outreach program of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University. Evans received the certificate at a Special “LTAP Awards Luncheon” presentation ceremony and reception held at the Center for Local Government offices in Stillwater.
A group of only 23 persons qualified for the Roads Scholar certificate this year, which includes County Commissioners, county road employees, tribal transportation department employees, municipal road personnel, and local government employees in related fields. The Roads Scholar Program, which began in 1993, is an educational series designed specifically for County Commissioners, County Road Foreman, City Public Works Officials, Tribal Officers, and the employees of public agencies responsible for transportation infrastructure.
The program’s purpose is to provide these individuals with a basic education in the civil engineering-related and other technical aspects of their jobs. It consists of nine courses, totaling more than 120 hours, which relate to road and bridge maintenance, construction, and repair. These courses include Aggregate Road Maintenance, Evacuation Safety, Testing for Soil Properties, Comprehensive MUTCD, Basic and Advanced Surveying, Equipment Maintenance. Project Management, and Plan Reading. To learn more about the Local Technical Assistance Program at Oklahoma State University go to http://ltap.okstate.edu.