STI UNIVERSITY

EDUCATION & PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

STI University is the banner under which we provide continuing education for our customers. Our training courses range from pesticide certification, irrigation class, lighting and design, preventative maintenance, sprayer calibration, and much more. The goal of this program is to help our partners improve their overall performance through education and training of their personnel. The benefits of this comprehensive curriculum are many:

  • Superior Product and Safety Knowledge
  • Maintain Professional Certification
  • Increased Productivity
  • Reduced Downtime and Maintenance
  • Higher Level of Professionalism
  • Greater Profitability
  • Improved Performance & Efficiency


ONLINE TRAINING PORTAL

24/7 TRAINING FOR THE PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR

Our training portal is a valuable resource that provides you access to the industry’s best knowledge base on every aspect of operating a contracting business.

  • Receive training through a rich catalog of courses and educational content
  • Conveniently access from your computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Learn at any time with 24/7 access to the portal
  • Improve employee productivity through on-going education
  • Take courses and earn IA CEU's

Establishing in what ways you want your people to improve is the first step in implementing and effective training program. Your goals may differ from year to year and they may even differ from person to person. Use training to become more efficient in day-to-day operations, grow relationships with key customers, and increase sales numbers. At the end of the day, the overall goal is to increase sales and do better business. Having knowledgeable, well-trained employees is the best way to accomplish this!

WHERE DO I START?

Wondering which courses to start with? Check out our hand-picked selections to get you well on your way to a deeper understanding of a broad range of products and higher profits!

  • Selecting & Sizing a Pump
  • How to Present & Sell Artificial Turf
  • Designing a Residential Drainage System
  • Point-Source Drip Irrigation
  • Troubleshooting & Solving Decoder-Based Irrigation System Problems
  • Landscape Lighting: Installing

We also have curated tracks depending on your service offerings. These will get new employees up to speed quick so they can get to work. Or, it can help broaden your knowledge and education so you can be well prepared to answer any questions your customers may have.

IRRIGATION TRACK
• Design a Residential Irrigation System
• Install a Residential Irrigation System
• Troubleshoot a Residential Irrigation System
• How to Make Waterproof Splices
• Backflow Prevention in Irrigation Systems
• Solving Broken Wire Problems or Add a New Irrigation Zone with the Add-A-Zone
CREW LEADER TRACK                                                                                                     
• Crew Leader: How to Lead and Motivate
• Crew Leader: Managing the Project
• Crew Leader: Organization, Time, and Cost
• Crew Leader: Planning and Scheduling
• Calculating Daily Rate for Crews
• Calculating Labor Burden

WHAT COURSES APPLY TO ME?

You can keep an eye out for icons that indicate who each course is ideal for.