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Technology Support Specialists (TSS)

A person assigned to support and maintain local area networks, servers, computer workstations, or other computer related systems or technologies.



Certification Requirements

TSS Pilot Project

Mark your Calendars


The West Virginia Department of Education Office of Instructional Technology will be hosting our annual Fall Network Design and Strategies/TSS Training Workshop, October 14-15th at the Bridgeport Conference Center.  The intent of this workshop is to step through various segments of networking and IT technologies, discussing the key ‘need to know’ concepts pertinent to each segment and sharing ‘best practice’ designs. The sessions will allow for interactive dialog (as time permits) to foster discussions and Q & A regarding your real-world experiences. The objective is to provide useful guidelines and technical direction to facilitate sound and consistent deployments throughout the school networks.


This workshop is intended for those within the West Virginia school system responsible for planning, designing and deploying network and IT infrastructures, such as Technology Directors/Coordinators, Network Technicians, RESA Technicians,  WVEIS Staff, and county and school level TSS (Technology Support Specialists).  This event will count for the 12 required credit hours for TSS.


Participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses. Lunches and breaks will be provided both days as well as breakfast on Wednesday, October 15th.


Tuesday’s registration will be 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with sessions beginning at 9:00 and ending at 4:00. Wednesday’s sessions will run from 8:30 – 3:30.


Reservations may be made at the adjacent Wingate hotel (304.808.1000) for those needing overnight accommodations.   The Group Code is CGINTE at a rate of $88.00 per night and this discount expires September 19th. You may also consider using the Microtel (304) 808-2000 which shares the same parking lot.


We are still finalizing the agenda and will post and distribute soon.  If you have any specific topics you would like to have covered or present yourself, please respond to me quickly.  We still have a couple of slots open, but they are filling up fast.


Registration is now open for the Fall Network Design and Strategies/TSS Workshop at the following link below.


The maximum capacity for the event is 100 participants, so you must register to attend.  Registration will close once the maximum capacity is reached so register early.



Presentations and agendas for April training can be downloaded below:

TSS Meeting Agenda