IPLSA LAUNCHES SURVEYOR AND MAPPING TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM
HLR Survey Apprentice, Ryan Baker, coding a topo point for a culvert relocation.
Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. (HLR) is proud to be a participating employer of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA) Surveyor and Mapping Technician Training Program to introduce the profession to the next generation of surveyors and technicians.
Illinois is just one of many states that has seen a decrease in the number of surveyors and technicians entering the industry, but the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association, in partnership with Parkland College and participating employers, hope to bring positive change with the recent launch of the Surveyor and Mapping Technician Training Program.
The two-year apprenticeship program consists of in-person labs, online coursework, and on-the-job training as participants work full-time for a sponsoring employer to prepare for a career in surveying. To successfully complete the program, apprentices must pass the Certified Survey Technician Level I or Level II exams. Apprentices are then guaranteed a job with their employer after they have successfully completed the program.
HLR looks forward to the continued success of the program and its participation as a dedicated sponsor employer.
The Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2023 class scheduled to begin in late August 2021. Click here to learn more about the program.
Learn more about Ryan’s journey through the program in the winter 2021 edition of The Illinois Surveyor below.