EAST PETERSBURG, Pa. — The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) will host its 59th annual convention, May 20-24 in Providence, R.I.

A trade show will be presented, with more than 200 indoor and outdoor exhibits, and a variety of free courses will be presented.

The organization’s primary mission is education. Attendees will have several class options to enhance their knowledge and skills. In addition to the technical courses offered, there will be sessions specifically geared toward managers and owners.

This year, OESP will also showcase its Train-the-Trainer program. The program is designed for teachers, including those who are responsible for training within their company, independent trainers, manufacturers’ trainers, and instructors. The program begins with a two-day workshop delivered by Pennsylvania State University. After the initial session, annual seminars will be offered, focusing on different industry-related topics each year. All participants receive a PowerPoint presentation developed by the trainer and have an opportunity to practice presenting. The goal of the program is to build confidence and deliver training in a consistent manner.

Al Breda, of the New Haven Chapter, will teach a class on solar energy. Ralph Adams, of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, will teach the How to Grow Your Business by Selling High-Efficiency Equipment class. Matt Spink, of the Long Island Chapter, will teach the Moving from a Residential Tech to a Commercial Technician workshop, and Angel Gonzalez, of the New York City Chapter, will teach a class on Old Fashioned Steam — the New Modern Heat. Carol Fey will also hold a workshop on Monday for trainers called How to Teach the Basics of Energy Controls.

Registration for the event is now open. For more information call (888) 552-0900 or visit www.thinkoesp.org.

Publication date: 03/19/2012