Information on a variety of training opportunities is available in this section. The Department operates under the State's Educational Assistance Program, which means that under certain guidelines educational leave may be granted and/or academic costs may be reimbursed upon successful completion of approved coursework.
The Department provides opportunities for middle managers to participate in the State's Public Manager Program. Additional opportunities are provided to first line supervisors through the Introduction to Supervision Program and to mid-level managers through the Supervision for Managers/Professionals Program, which is a prerequisite for the Public Manager Program. Managers and supervisors must also attend the EEO Institute. Computer training is available through the Professional Skills Program for all employees.
The Department provides training to employees, supervisors and managers in the Performance Management System.
Other training available includes Aids, Alcohol/Drug-Free Workplace, fire extinguisher and evacuation emergency response, as well as training in other safety and health related topics.