The 2019 QCS Meter Technician Training School (MTTS) is scheduled for October 15-17, 2019 in Turlock, CA

Quality Certification Services Inc. (QCS) will be conducting the next Meter Technician Training School in October 2019. This school will be held October 15-17, 2019 in Turlock, CA and will be hosted by Central Counties DHIA with support from DHIA West, San Joaquin DHIA and National DHIA.

This school will provide training in the maintenance, operation and calibration of all ICAR-certified portable milk meters. It is an excellent opportunity for meter technicians, both new and experienced, to refine their meter care skills and network with other meter technicians. The meter technician training school provides classroom instruction and hands-on work with various ICAR/National DHIA-certified milk meters. We will review all certified meter models but focus on Auto Samplers and Ezi-Test meters that are commonly used by those in attendance.

The school will begin on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. and will finish Thursday by noon. A complete meter school schedule will be available in mid-July. Registration is $300 and will include (with the support of our partners) meter technician manual, breaks, lunches and dinners. Travel, hotel fees and incidentals are the responsibility of the attendee.

MTTS Registration information is due before October 1, 2019. Class size is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis

SPECIAL MEETING ON VMS (ROBOT HERDS) AND DHI MILK SAMPLING ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON & ON-FARM DEMONSTRATIONS ON FRIDAY MORNING: National DHIA is working with DeLaval to host a free training session to learn about milk sampling shuttle operation, set-up, maintenance and other topics related to providing DHI service & programs to robotic dairy herds. This will include a classroom presentations and demonstrations on Thursday afternoon in the same place at the meter tech school and then on-farm visit & sampler demonstrations on Friday morning. There is no cost to attend but we would like you to register so we have a count for handouts and lunch on Thursday. The support of DeLaval is appreciated in training DHI field technicians and ISPs on working with VMS (robotic) herds.

Make plans to attend a this year's MTTS to retain your certification….

The auditing guidelines require that a meter technician must attend a meter technician training school at least once every five years to retain certification. The QCS website (www.quality-certification.com) has a current list of all certified meter technicians and the last MTTS attended. Please note that attendance is limited to ensure an effective class size.

QCS is committed to provide this educational opportunity for meter technicians each year in a different geographic region of the country. In addition to training and support from QCS and manufacturer representatives, QCS will be focusing on meter center design and upkeep, and effectively managing parts and replacement costs.

Key information for the 2019 Meter Technician Training School….

Dates: October 15-17, 2019

MTTS Location: Comfort Inn & Suites (Classroom and Meter Servicing) & Central Counties DHIA (Meter Calibrations)

MTTS Hotel Address: 191 N. Tully Road, Turlock, CA 95380

MTTS Hotel Phone: 209-667-7777 - Please call the hotel directly for room reservations and give the hotel the code NDHIA to receive the block rate.

Meter Technician Training School Registration Form

Meter Technician Training School Schedule (coming October 1, 2019)

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