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Becoming a Technical Skills Trainer


Technical Skills Trainer is a relatively new role within OA. The idea is to develop a cadre of leaders who are super-solid on all the outdoor technical skills and who are the instructors for the Leader Training Technical Skills Classes. We are now taking applications for people interested in becoming paid staff to teach these classes which take place over Fall Break, Spring Break and in April. You need to have completed all of OA Leader Training (including an LTT) before becoming a trainer.  Preference is for those who have led at least one OA multi-day trip.

May Deadweek Trip: Saturday, May 26th- Wednesday, May 30th (packing on Friday, May 25th)

  • May Technical Skills Trainer Trip: TripStore Signup Deadline is April 27th at 5pm 

  • Written Application Deadline is Friday, April 27th at 5pm

There will be a Leave No Trace and Technical Skills Trainer Trip during Dead Week in May; succesful completion of the trip will result in becoming both a Leave No Trace Trainer and a Technical Skills Trainer.  

The focus of the trip will be perfecting your technical skills and learning how to teach those outdoor technical skills to others. Interested leaders should submit a brief application available above and sign up for the trip online at the OA TripStore Applications will be reviewed by the Technical Skills & LNT Committees and applicants will be notified about their acceptance.