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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 lead at least one OA multi-day trip in order to apply to become a Technical Skills Trainer.

  • Fall Break Technical Skills Trainer Trip: TripStore Signup Deadline is Friday, 10/9/15

  • Written Application Deadline is Friday, 10/9/15 by 5:00 PM

There will be a Leave No Trace and Technical Skills Trainer Trip over Fall Break (week between Spring Finals and Reunions); 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.