WIT III Trainer Training

 

Thank you for your interest in the WIT III – Trainer Training program. The response for this class has been overwhelming so we have decided to go thru an application process to select who is eligible for the program. Future WIT III trainings will be available if PSMFC and its 100th Meridian Initiative partners deem them valuable and consistent with the Quagga Zebra Action Plan (QZAP), emphasizing the need for comprehensive and effective coordinated action.

 

This course is appropriate for state and federal AIS Coordinators, and WID Site Supervisors, including local/state/federal governments, marinas and concessionaires.

 

To be eligible for the trainer course, an individual must:

  • Pass the Inspection and Decontamination (WIT II) - Version 2015.
  • Have performed a minimum of 50 inspections and at least 5 decontaminations per Western Regional Panel (WRP) Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and the Uniform Minimal Protocols and Standards (UMPS) procedures prior to attending a Trainer's course.
  • Have operated and maintained a decontamination unit that meet’s UMPS III specifications.
  • Complete the WIT III Pre-Training survey.
  • It is Recommended that Supervisor submit a letter of recommendation for consideration if employed less than 3 Seasons.

To be considered a Trainer you must:

  • Complete the AIS trainer's course (WIT III).
  • Receive a passing score of 80% on the final exam, and demonstrate ability to effectively teach this course in both classroom and practical sessions.

Additional considerations include:

  • Hosting a WIT II – If capacity exists for mentoring, it is recommended that ALL new trainers co-teach a minimum of two (WIT II) Inspection and Decontamination courses prior to teaching alone, and that they be evaluated by an experienced trainer prior to teaching independently.

Trainers will be expected to:

  • Teach the current procedures according to the Trainer’s Manual and not procedures from former years. 
  • Obtain and use the latest training materials (Student Manual and UMPS).
  • Ensure all training prep work is completed in advance of training.  Lead trainers may employ helpers or assistants that don’t teach but rather work behind the scenes to prep boats, equipment and provide supplies to keep the class progressing on time and smoothly.  
  • Report and document trainings of attendee’s and certification levels on www.westernais.org

If you would like to be considered for the WIT III Trainer’s course, click here for more information and complete the Pre-training survey for consideration of eligibility. PSMFC reserves the right to refuse or withdraw trainer certification to those that do not meet expectations.

 

Once accepted, a 2017 training schedule will be available.

 

Trainer's Manual for AIS Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Certification Courses
 

Definitions

  • Inspector – An individual certified to perform watercraft inspections for AIS.
  • Decontaminator – An individual certified to perform decontaminations for AIS.
    • Must have inspector certification first.
  • Trainer – An individual that is certified to train others to perform watercraft inspections and decontaminations for AIS. 
    • Must be certified in inspection and decontamination first.

Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination
Trainer Course Agenda

 

Day 1
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00am Travel to Water Safety Center – Lake Mead National Recreation Area
8:45am Welcome!
9:00am

Introductions

9:15am

Western Regional Training Standards and Programs

Trainer Manual Chapters 1 & 2

 Quality AssuranceTrainer Manual Chapter 3

10:00am

Preparing for Class, Materials for Class and Agenda

Trainer Manual Chapters 4 & 5

Discussion on Other Presentations – Regional/Local Impacts

Recreationally, Economically, Ecologically

Discussion on Prep for Outdoor Sessions

Boat and MDU Coordination, Boat Staging & Supplies

Discussion on HAND’S ON Break-Out Groups

Boat Staging, Scenarios, Dialogues, Seals/Receipts, Forms

Outdoor Exercises Discussion: “Hands-On” Decontamination -

Boat Staging, Break -Out Groups, Dialogues, Seals/Receipts, Forms

Discussion on HAND’S ON Break-Out Groups

Boat Staging, Standing Water, Engine Flush, Plant/Bait, Full Decon

NOON

Lunch

1:00pm  

Presentation Tips - Trainer Manual Chapter 6 

Practice, Practice and Practice

1:30pm

What Makes a Great Training and the Worst Training?

Class Survey Discussion

1:45pm

Effective Adult Worksheets 

Curriculum Design Worksheet/Training Needs Assessment Worksheet           

2:15pm

Break

2:30pm

Student Curriculum Guidance by Chapter

Trainer Manual Chapter 7

3:30pm

After the Class, Appendices and Additional Resources

Trainer Manual Chapter 8

4:00pm

WIT II – Student Test

Review and Test Grades Collected

5:00 pm

Adjourn

PRACTICE YOUR PRESENTATIONS FOR TOMORROW!


Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00am

Presentation Day!

8:45am

Introductions

  • Entrance Boat Inspection Demonstration and Discussion – 30 minutes
  • What did you Observe Activity – 10 minutes
  • Power Point – 30 minutes
10:00am

ZQM Biology and Other AIS 

  • Power Points – 45 minutes
  • Outdoor Session – How Many Mussels Can You Find? – 15 minutes
  • Group Activity – Review – 10 minutes
11:15am

Exchange Trainer Evaluations

11:30am

Break

11:45am

Evaluations 

Noon

Lunch

1:00pm

Watercraft 101 

  • Power Point – 60 minutes
  • Outdoor Session – Boat Anatomy – 15 minutes
  • Group Activity – Review – 10 minutes
2:30pm

Inspection Protocol 

  • Ideal Inspector Activity – 15 minutes
  • Power Point – 30 minutes
  • Outdoor Session – Inspection Practice, Quality Assurance and Seal Application
3:30pm

Exchange Trainer Evaluation Note Cards

3:45pm

Break

4:00pm

Evaluations 

4:30pm

Review and Discussion on Day 2

5:00pm

Adjourn


Day 3
8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
8:45am Welcome!
9:00am

Decontamination 

  • PowerPoint – 60 minutes
  • Outdoor Session – Decontamination Unit Standard Operating Procedures
  • Step by Step Decontamination Demonstration and Practice
  • Decontamination Manual
10:45am

Exchange Trainer Evaluation Note Cards

11:00am

Break

11:15am

Decontamination Unit Specifications 

Right machine for the application, location and budget           

11:45am

Evaluations 

NOON

Lunch

1:45pm

Field Trip – Boat Dealership, Dry Storage, Marina

  • Methods of training Watercraft 101
  • Complex Watercraft Systems and Components
  • Methods of decontamination
4:30pm

Summarize Course: Key Points to Remember for Trainings

  • Certificate Presentation
  • Course Evaluations
5:00pm

Adjourn