One education session on the schedule highlights a changing demographic of show-goers.
“Pool Water Chemistry” is the first class NESPA will offer in Spanish.
“This is something that we are trying brand new,” says Paulette Pitrak, deputy executive director of NESPA. The show draws many attendees from the region, and “employers will bring some of their guys ... and for many of them, English is their second language.”
The class is catering to the attendee who is drawn to the event specifically to increase their skills with the educational courses.
“We wanted to give them a nice, basic course in Spanish,” Pitrak says.
She adds that if this course receives positive feedback from attendees and it fills a need, NESPA will increase the number of classes presented in Spanish in future years.
“Pool Water Chemistry” is scheduled for Jan. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.