Information on the 2018 QCS Meter Technician Training School (MTTS) is now available...

Quality Certification Services Inc. (QCS) will be conducting the next Meter Technician Training School in October 2018. This school will be held October 9-11, 2018, in Knoxville, TN and will be hosted by Tennessee DHIA, DHI Cooperative, Inc. and National DHIA. This school will provide training in the maintenance, operation and calibration of all 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 be using the DHI Cooperative Inc. Portable Meter Center and will be repairing, servicing, and calibrating meters owned by Tennessee DHIA.

The school will begin on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. and will finish Thursday, October 11, 2018, before noon. Times may be adjusted to meet flight/travel schedules of MTTS attendees. A complete meter school schedule will be available late 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.

Registration information is due before September 1, 2018. Class size is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

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 2018 Meter Technician Training School….

Dates: October 9-11, 2018

MTTS Location: East Tennessee Research & Education Center - Little River Dairy Unit, Walland, TN

MTTS Hotel Address: Hilton Knoxville Airport, 2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN 37701

This hotel is connected to the airport by a covered walkway and car rentals are not required unless desired for personal use. The hotel also offers complimentary parking for guests who choose to drive to Knoxville, TN.

A block of rooms has been reserved for all MTTS attendees. Hotel reservations will need to be made directly with the hotel. When making reservations, please book directly with the hotel by clicking on the link in the announcement to receive the National DHIA/QCS group rate ($134 per night plus tax which includes breakfast and lounge access). When you click on the link, then enter the dates of your reservation, you will then need to click “more options”, and then “add special rate code”, then enter MTTS in the group code box to get this special rate.

Room reservations need to be made by September 1, 2018, to receive the group rate.

 

Meter Technician Training School Registration Form (coming in May)

Meter Technician Training School Schedule (coming in July)

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