Whitlow Enterprises Free Smoke School Program
We have 4 free smoke school programs:
First Time Customers- Free Smoke School or Smoke School at a discount
Full time college or university students are free. Make sure to write "Free Student" on the test paper.
Family members of registered paying attendees are free if smoke school is not related to their jobs. This is just for fun. I hate to think of your family sitting bored in the truck waiting for you to finish. Make sure they write "Free family member" on the smoke school test paper.
Government Grants Reimbursement of Smoke School Fees
How the government grants work. We currently conduct smoke schools for two DuPont plants in Louisiana and Mississippi. These employers receive government reimbursement of smoke school fees.
There are usually 2 agencies in your state that offer government reimbursement of your training expenses for smoke school, hazmat and other training
Almost any vocational or technical college in your state
Search Google for these colleges in your state
Search their web page for training reimbursement
Or call the college and ask about training reimbursement
Government Grants-Reimbursement for smoke school and all training fees-Incumbent Worker Training Program IWPT
Please contact Whitlow Enterprises Smoke School for assistance in completing the training provider portion of your application. We will be happy to set up a smoke school at any plant in the USA where you need to train at least 20 people for visible emissions evaluation, opacity certification, or smoke school. If you don't like the red tape of writing government grants call me and I will find someone to do it for you. This economic stimulus package has been in place for many years. Stimulate that.
Private Custom-made On-site Smoke Schools
I WANT YOU to come to smoke school.
The Whitlow team includes 4 retired Louisiana DEQ employees and other very qualified team members dedicated to routine maintenance, quality control, and customer service. With over 100 years combined experience in environmental protection and smoke school we are the experts. We choose locations with your comfort in mind. Each location has a convenient classroom, clean restrooms, a shelter form sun and rain, and a contrasting background for reading smoke. We serve you free hot coffee, fresh donuts, cold bottled water, sodas, and a great lunch at each location. We desire to make you feel at home. We calibrate our equipment electronically and visually with the human eye before, during, and after each smoke school. We check the zero drift before and during each test run. If the zero is off, everything is off. We take our time giving the test, so you can keep up. We give precise instructions on how to take the test. If you pay close attention and bring a positive attitude, you will pass sooner than later. If you are having difficulty understanding what to do prior to the actual test, please ask for assistance. We are prepared to stay at each location until you certify to become a smoke reader. Remember, patience and attitude are everything. Be prepared. The first test run each day will take a little longer because we take the time to teach you how to take the test. Additional test runs will be quicker. Historically, most people pass by the third run because of our exceptional teaching skills. If necessary, we will retest until dark.
We would love for you to try Whitlow Smoke School and see the difference. If you have previously registered for, and paid for another upcoming smoke school by another provider, then send in a copy of your receipt along with your registration and you can attend your first Whitlow Smoke School free. What a deal!
We always provide hot coffee, fresh donuts, ice cold water, soft drinks, and great tasting lunches at each location. If you prefer a certain type of food please let us know before the school and we will try to accommodate your tastes.
Initially, we will choose smoke school dates compatible with previous smoke school providers. Eventually, we will provide additional dates in the hope of milder weather.
Welcome to Whitlow Smoke School and welcome to customer service. We are a Disabled Veteran owned and family operated small business and we are a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Please pass all of this information to your employees. Thanks for coming.
Lets go Pilgrim,
we are burning up daylight.
Uncle G Artie Whitlow
What to bring
EPA Method 9 Visible Emissions Form
May God Bless. Be Well. Do Good Work. And stay in touch