While the annual meeting is a great opportunity, it can be difficult for YPs to attend for various reasons – with budget related obstacles topping the list. To help bring a greater number of YPs to the annual meeting, a Shadowing Program was implemented in 2016. The program asked industry partners to support AMCA YPs with travel stipends, allowing for greater attendance, and VDCI was eager to partner with the program.
It was a fun and rewarding experience to be involved with the YP Shadowing Program. However, I and the other members of the AMCA gained the true reward. Sponsoring Kennen, and encouraging his involvement in our mosquito management ecosystem, exposed us to a brilliant mind, brimming with enthusiasm and creative ideas. He’s a fun guy to hang out with as well. If our future is left in the hands of young professionals, like Kennen, I feel secure knowing our industry will be in good hands.
Kennen, the VDCI team wishes you all the best in your future career goals and we look forward to working with you for many years to come.
Since 1992, Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) has taken pride in providing municipalities, mosquito abatement districts, industrial sites, planned communities, homeowners associations, and golf courses with the tools they need to run effective mosquito control programs. We are determined to protect the public health of the communities in which we operate. Our mosquito control professionals have over 100 years of combined experience in the field of public health, specifically vector disease control. We strive to provide the most effective and scientifically sound mosquito surveillance and control programs possible based on an Integrated Mosquito Management approach recommended by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VDCI is the only company in the country that can manage all aspects of an integrated mosquito management program, from surveillance to disease testing to aerial application in emergency situations.