“Good changes for FET are the growing membership, and also providing more educational opportunities to meet changes by the DNR, EPA and OSHA.”
Mary Ellen Mortensen
“FET is an excellent way to interact with people in the environmental field. Also, the annual conferences are very good.”
“FET seminars, courses and the annual conference are timely and current. I like that most are one-day, convenient and cost effective. When I travel to Pennsylvania and Minnesota, my colleagues there are amazed at how many FET events I attend ~ they do not have an equivalent of FET in their states.”
“FET helps provide a reality check on the tools we use when explaining rules or policy. The membership provides a very good resource to interact with practitioners in the environmental field, and know what their issues and concerns are. I see it as an important communications conduit for state information to be shared.”
Renee Lesjak Bashel
- Earlier this year, FET received information from a new college grad who had been encouraged to join FET by someone at Johnson Controls, as FET is seen as a great networking and educational association.
"The value of membership goes beyond just learning the regulations and compliance issues. The networking is wonderful. Every consultant or service that my company hires has been through contacts
at FET whenever possible."
“Chapters are a great benefit of FET -- to have a good pool of people to stay connected to and interact with other peers who are helpful in the sharing of ideas.”
I enjoy attending FET trainings, they help to keep me current, and put me back on track when I'm feeling a little sluggish in my field
Member Survey Respondent
“There are excellent people affiliated with FET. It is a nice mix of newer and long time members. The sharing of knowledge amongst members to enhance knowledge of other members in this field is the best; FET membership is a real value.”
“Even as a veteran in this field, the education and networking focus of FET continue to be significant.”
“Seminar was excellent. Good inclusion of detail, state-specific items and technologies; subject matter is very useful.”
Troy Stucke, on RCRA Seminar
“I sat for the CHMM exam in Madison. . . I must say this was a difficult exam, however if you paid attention in the FET 3-day prep course, if you focus on the intent of the regulations and can memorize many of the acronyms used in waste regulations and agencies, you should do just fine. I'm pleased to announce I passed the exam!”
"The conferences continue to be relevant, and a great value. In just a few days, one can have the information presented in a condensed format, and be relevant to our state. It is very cost-effective and justifiable to an employer.”
The most rewarding aspects are interacting with younger people entering the field, and learning new perspectives to previous challenges. Throughout the years the one constant of FET is the people and the enthusiasm for sharing their professional knowledge and advice.
I joined FET to expand my environmental knowledge in addition to the solid and hazardous waste information I already knew - to learn the “environmental craft.” I was also interested in building a professional network, and FET continues to serve me well in these areas. It has been worth every penny of dues I’ve paid all these years.
“I initially joined FET in 2015 to make connections with other industries in the environmental field; it was a chance to educate and be educated about many different businesses.”
“I enjoy interacting with other professionals in the industry and learning from their experiences and receiving feedback on relevant issues we face in our disciplines.”
“All of the sessions were well done. It is always difficult to make this material interesting when you have gone through this over and over. Everyone did a great job and I enjoyed the interactive training.”
Seminar attendee at HazWoper Refresher course
“The organization is very focused on ensuring that members are well-trained and up-to-date on environmental rules and regulations. There are a lot of training opportunities – especially for younger workers in this field.”
The Regulators are available for questions - I learned a lot in a short period of time.