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This training information is directed to employees of agencies participating in the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS).

NCSS Training Course Materials -- Links training course materials.

Schedules -- Links to or listings of courses for NEDC, ESRI, NSSC, and NCGC.

Searchable Index of Training Resources (PDF; 911 KB) -- Contains almost 2,500 entries of key words used in training. These training resources include virtual instructor-led and in-person courses, job aids, OJT modules, how-to videos, and archived webinars. To use this resource, open the file in your web browser or download the file to your PC and then open the file. Using the search icon, enter the term of interest to locate training resources that describe that term. Some terms are used and defined in multiple training resources.

Job Aids -- Access to job aids prepared as alternatives to training.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) Modules -- Training modules for newly employed soil scientists and non-soil scientists.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) -- Guidelines and job aids for those who prepare and provide OJT.

Specialized Training and Training Plans -- Training plans, list of courses, and course descriptions for soil scientists and others in the National Cooperative Soil Survey.

Instructor Guidance -- Guides, workshops, and job aids for those who prepare and provide training in an instructor-led or distance learning environment.

University Courses -- Undergraduate and graduate opportunities.

Links -- Additional training websites.