Paul Goodrich, Shelburne Highway Superintendent, was recognized on Sept. 18 by the Vermont Local Roads Program for completing Level 3 of the Roads Scholar Program and for becoming a Master Scholar. Paul received the recognition at a workshop in front of his peers.
Level 3 represents 126 training hours in the following categories: Environmental (12 hours), Equipment (36), Safety (18), Supervisory (12), and Technical (48). Goodrich completed an additional 51 hours to exceed the 175 required hours to become a Master Scholar.
Goodrich’s history with the Local Roads program dates back to 1995. He became a Roads Scholar in 2000. His commitment to lifelong learning was further exhibited when he graduated from the Local Roads Management Academy in 2009, which is an additional 60 hours. (The Management Academy is a two year series of classes aimed at supervisors and managers.) He completed Level 2 in 2010.
The Town of Shelburne should be congratulated as well for supporting professional development for its employees. Times dictate the need to keep pace with changing technology and new advancements.
The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, works to foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface transportation system by improving the skills and knowledge of the municipal transportation workforce and leaders.