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UHV to Host Free Training from State Office of Risk Management

The State Office of Risk Management has partnered with the University of Houston-Victoria to bring three days of training to the Golden Crescent. Scheduled for October 31-November 2, the event will feature the most commonly requested SORM classes and will be free to state employees.

The regional training event is newly developed by SORM. In the past, employees of state agencies have had to schedule individual classes and travel to Austin to attend. By developing regional trainings such as the one being offered at UHV, SORM is able to offer classes that are more convenient and that save on travel costs. They are also able to offer a wider variety of classes in a single setting.

“Because of the tremendous cost savings to our office, we are able to offer training for free that may have cost a participant $100 a day in the past,” said Bradley Praise from the SORM office. Praise anticipates attendees driving to Victoria from Corpus Christi and Sugar Land to attend.

Classes for the three-day event will include sessions on topics as diverse as conflict management, ergonomics, defensive driving and stress management. Participants can take one class or several. Each training session is designed to build on the session before it but can be taken individually as well.

A complete training schedule can be found here.

To register, attendees need to send an e-mail here. For more information, contact UHV Safety and Risk Manager Genaro Cortez at (361) 570-4245.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.