At Davey, training is part of the job. We have a long tradition of both classroom and on-the-job training, stretching back to the beginning of our company. That tradition of expertise and practical training is more than just part of our past; it is how we define ourselves as a company. Our programs promote and support a culture of learning to ensure that our employees are highly skilled and able to diagnose and treat every property owner's needs.
We do this because Davey is a learning and teaching organization. This culture is perhaps best demonstrated during the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.), which is Davey’s flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree, and plant care and management techniques. D.I.T.S. is spotlighted in the video above and it’s just one example of how we significantly invest in training our teams to ensure the best techniques are used consistently at every job site, every time.
Specialized training and research in the field of arboriculture are at the center of plans for developing a 174-acre former golf course into the new Davey East Campus.
In September, 36 Davey employees spent two days at the Davey Institute learning new techniques for nurturing a safety culture among their fellow crew members as part of the Certified Treecare Safety Professional workshop.
Thirty-seven Utility services employees from 18 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces attended the Davey Institute of Utility Sciences, held at the Davey Institute in August.