Sunday, February 22, 2009

ISA HK/China --- CA Training at Reach

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Dear Station Members,

Attached is an advertisement for Certified Arborist (CA) Training offered by an education institute called Reach in HK in Apr 2009. The contents in Chinese are self-explanatory. ISA HK/China is issuing it as soon as we have received.

Please kindly note that Reach has actually spoken to the Station Manager (SM) last Wednesday to advise that the program was +90% full at that time after less than one week of internal announcement, & only limited vacancies may be still available now.

In accordance with current ISA Certification Policies, the SM who is the Chief Proctor in our territory of HK, Macau, Taiwan & China, will not take part in any CA Training in order to avoid Conflict of interest. This complies with the ISA policy of ' The Referee can not be the Coach'.

However, the SM has agreed to Reach to offer ETF to be part of their training ground for subjects such as Pruning, Tree Climbing, Rigging, Plant Health Care, Chainsaw Uses, Safety in Tree Work & Tree ID. ETF was designed originally to be an education center for ISA Arboriculture in our territory. It was rented to Reach for their training without any participation by the SM himself.

It is always good to see CA Training is becoming popular in our territory & ISA HK/China will support any Training Institute to run any CA Program anytime.

best regards,

Sammy Au
Station Manager

"Trees are good for the community. Trees need care like human beings. Arborists are the Tree Care Professionals."