Each year volunteers will attend in-person or online training to learn more about Education Connection’s mission, model, and strategies. Volunteers are also required to attend FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) training and sign the Volunteer Safety and Commitment Pledge each school year. Typically, live trainings are available at the beginning of each school year and take approximately one to two hours. Online training is available to those who are unable to attend live training. Online training involves watching a video and possibly downloading training materials.