NEW Skills Arena on the TCI EXPO show floor

“safety demo area” written on concrete floor

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), host of TCI EXPO, is excited to announce a new learning opportunity on the TCI EXPO 2018 trade show floor! We will offer an interactive learning environment complete with instruction, demonstration and hands-on experience.

Each session will begin with practical training provided by North American Training Solutions, followed by the opportunity for trade show attendees to compete in teams of 3-4 members in a variety of skill sets to include chain saw, climbing, rigging and trauma, with the winning team receiving a prize bundle of some incredible arborist gear. This new approach to interactive learning will allow participants the opportunity to observe industry best practices in a safe and fun learning environment, as well as to practice the

competitors in skills arena challengeAll NATS safety and educational programs comply with ANSI Z490 Standard Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental training, as well as applicable OSHA, ASTM, and ISO Standards. NATS certified instructors will provide all personal protective equipment (PPE) and necessary equipment to participating attendees.

Be part of the experience! If you're interested in participating, head to the Skills Arena when the trade show floor opens each morning to sign up for specific challenges. Check out the Skills Arena schedule. All challenges are first-come, first-served, and space is limited.

TCIA is excited to bring the Skills Arena to the trade show floor – our largest show floor, ever! But don’t forget, TCI EXPO boasts a wide variety of business, safety and arboriculture education sessions. Learn more about all the sessions, and everything else TCI EXPO has to offer, by reading through the TCI EXPO news feed and following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

See you in Charlette!