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At DSC Dredge, we know that proper training works hand-in-hand with experience to help you operate your dredge safely, efficiently, and at peak production.
Each year, industry expert and DSC Director of Domestic Dredge Sales Charles Johnson conducts our annual one-day Dreducation® Class—a basic dredge operators’ training class designed to educate both industry professionals and newcomers on the basic fundamentals of hydraulic dredging to help them become more productive and work efficiently. This class is designed to be specific to all hydraulic dredges, and not manufacturer- or brand-specific. It explains the basic functions of each dredge type, production and maintenance goals and how to safely achieve these goals.
In developing this class, Mr. Johnson has drawn from the years he has spent gaining knowledge about every function of every piece of equipment onboard a dredge. The result is a world-class dredge operator training course that provides valuable insight and instruction for dredge professionals with all levels of experience.
Participants find this class to be educational in the operation of dredges and 85% felt it would help them increase productivity and efficiency in their operations!
DSC offers the Dreducation® Class once a year in New Orleans in the spring. Accommodations are at a first-class French Quarter Hotel, and DSC acquires a special room rate for the training. Morning coffee, snacks, and lunch are all included.
For the new dredge purchaser, the Dreducation® class can be offered at the DSC facility located in Reserve, LA as a 2-day training course. The new dredge purchaser is only responsible for lodging and transportation costs for their personnel. The preliminary agenda for this Dreducation® training includes a day-of, classroom-style training on the fundamentals of dredging and understanding dredging theories, and a second day that covers the various dredge systems, lever room controls and maintenance procedures of the new DSC dredge.
As an option, DSC also offers this Dreducation® training at the new dredge purchaser’s site. The new dredge purchaser is only responsible for the trainer’s travel expenses, billed at actual cost, for expenses such as airfare, lodging, car rental, and meals. The onsite Dreducation® training is conducted in conjunction with our Field Service startup and testing. The onsite classroom Dreducation® training begins the day following the dredge launching, testing and troubleshooting period, and is followed by on-the-job operator training, performed by our Field Service Technician, behind the controls of the new DSC dredge.
A one-day, in-house or onsite operator Dreducation® training class is also offered to any company wishing to train their personnel on a fee basis. The fees for this training are included in the table on this page.
Note: Each Dreducation® training class DSC conducts has a flexible agenda and format that may be tailored, depending on the scope and need of each customer. This ensures that the Dreducation® training class is tailored to fit the customer’s needs. Class participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the training process to ensure that training needs of the individual are properly addressed.
The typical agenda of the Dreducation® classroom style training, includes topics regardingthe fundamentals of dredging and understanding dredging theories.
Each Dreducation® training class DSC conducts has a flexible agenda and format that may be tailored to meet the individual customer’s scope and needs. This ensures that the Dreducation® training is tailored to fit your needs. Dreducation® class participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the training process to ensure that training needs of the individual are properly addressed.