Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference; Scholarships available

For the second year, the Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (MWDPTC) will offer 115 scholarships, sponsored by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), with preference given to first-time conference attendees who work in Indiana. Each scholarship will provide recipients with a two-night registration package to the 2017 MWDPTC, which will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2 at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana.

The fifth annual MWDPTC will provide educational training sessions and networking opportunities to facility operators, locators, excavators, regulators, engineers and other professionals who work near underground facilities in the region. In 2016, the scholarship program made it possible for 110 damage prevention professionals to attend the sold-out event.

Starting May 22, interested applicants should visit www.811scholarships.com to complete and submit an application. Applications are due by July 14, 2017. Priority will be given to those who have never before attended the conference. After July 14, if additional scholarships are available, past recipients of the 2016 MWDPTC scholarship are welcome to reapply. Questions about the program can be directed to Chuck Muller at cmuller@indiana811.org.