The NPS Fundamentals Residential Program will continue to expand its offerings by taking the program “on the road” three times in FY20. These five-days classes offer a condensed version of the traditional eight-day training held at Albright Training Center.
Fundamentals on the Road sessions do not replace the residential program at Albright Training Center in Grand Canyon National Park. Rather, it provides an opportunity for employees who, for various reasons, may not be able to be on extended, long-distance travel.
The Fundamentals curriculum provides an overview of the agency and our mission and values. Participants will learn about NPS operations, build on soft skills like communication and teamwork, and have ample opportunity to build and strengthen their networks.
NPS Fundamentals Program is open to employees within their first two-years of permanent status. The priority for these on the road class are employees duty stationed within the region where the class is being held or those who are able to commute to the training locations daily.
- January 30, 2020 – February 5, 2020 at Everglades National Park in Florida
- April 16 – 22, 2020 at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio
- June 25, 2020 – July 1, 2020 at Stephen T. Mather Training Center in West Virginia
There is no tuition for any NPS Fundamentals course. The Fundamentals Program will cover the travel and per diem expenses for 15 employees for each on the road class.
How to Apply
If you are interested in a On-the-Road class, are from the local area, and have supervisor permission email Kristin Gibbs, at Kristin_Gibbs@nps.gov. Include your name, job title, park/office, supervisor’s name, years as a permanent employee with the agency and preferred class dates.