Education & Events


In recent years, members participated in more than 80 programs and events, ranging from conferences, industry updates, committee meetings and social and sporting networking events, to targeted, industry-specific educational and training programs and workshops.


Education

Members rely on OCA for industry education, training and professional development for both management and technical staff.  Designed to educate inform and provide opportunities to build relationships with key industry contacts, OCA offerings include the up-to-date training and knowledge critical for member success. The syllabuses of OCA's training classes include:

  • ODOT Plan Reading and Contract Administration

  • Maintenance of Traffic

  • Project Management

  • Taxation

  • Safety

  • EEO

  • Alcohol and Drug Policies

  • Drug-free Workplace Training

  • Competent Person

  • Excavation & Trenching

  • Work Zone Safety

  • Backing Safety

 

Events

Winter Conference
The largest in-state OCA event of the year, this two-day December conference fosters member camaraderie and features timely, industry-specific seminars, meetings, exhibits and presentations. Associate members take advantage of this opportunity to showcase products and services. The event culminates in OCA's Annual Business Meeting, including awards presentations and brunch to celebrate our industry's finest.  This year’s event will take place on December 4 and 5, 2017.



Annual Convention

OCA's version of a serious winter thaw, the Annual Convention draws members to high-profile destinations around the world. Members recharge with just the right blend of industry-relevant speakers and education programs, rich networking opportunities, local history, entertainment and...fun! Next year we will be in Kaua’i, the oldest of the larger Hawaiian islands.  The OCA 97th Annual Convention will take place on February 21 – 28, 2018.



Conaway Conference

This yearly event, held in March, is a collaborative effort between OCA and ODOT. Attendees learn about the critical topics in the industry and find rich opportunities to network with more than 500 fellow industry professionals.

Conference presentations are available for review at:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ContractAdmin/Contracts/Conaway/Forms/AllItems.aspx