Category Archives: Landscape Careers

What the Industry Growth Initiative is Doing

Don’t you wish there was a movement that could raise the visibility of the industry and put professional landscape and lawn care services in higher demand? Wouldn’t it be nice if you suddenly got more resumes for your open positions … Continue reading

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Brigham Young University Wins NCLC

Brigham Young University – Provo is the winner of NALP’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition, and Tyler Gilson of Michigan State University is the first-place student. Sixty-one teams battled it out, March 15-18, in 29 competitions in Provo, Utah, in events … Continue reading

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NALP on the Road Shooting Career Videos

We are on the road again, this time in Florida shooting videos for our new career-focused website, LandscapeIndustryCareers.org which will launch in March. We are creating a series of video designed to encourage students and other job seekers to explore careers as … Continue reading

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FFA and NALP Working Together to Build Landscape Careers

Careers in the landscape industry were highlighted with the FFA last week in Louisville, at LANDSCAPES 2016, and in Indianapolis at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo. A group of FFA students from Saline, Michigan, who competed in a landscape … Continue reading

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National Collegiate Landscape Competition Heads to Mississippi

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days) is heading back to the place where it all began 40 years ago, Mississippi State University, March 16-19. This time there are 60 schools instead of 5, more than 700 students, … Continue reading

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Changing Lives: Job Corps and Certification

Cody Jones recently completed the Job Corps program, earned his certification, and is now working for DeSantis Landscapes, Inc., Salem, Oregon – a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Cody has been a quiet but solid leader who … Continue reading

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One student’s path to a lawn care career started with certification

We were very happy recently to receive a letter of appreciation from the Federal Jobs Corp program expressing their thanks for our help in aligning its landscape training programs to industry standards. The Tongue Point Jobs Corp Center, Astoria, Oregon, shared … Continue reading

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Certification is Attracting Young People to the Landscape Industry

I recently joined Tom Delaney, director of government relations at NALP, to talk with staff at the National Office of Job Corps, which is a U.S. Department of Labor program, about the roll-out of its revised landscape program which now includes the Landscape Industry … Continue reading

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Top 5 Takeaways from the National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Another successful Student Career Days is in the books, but we want to keep the energy of the event going! Remember these top five takeaways from the event as we settle back into our routines. We can’t wait to see … Continue reading

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Changing the way we tell our story

Why did you get out of bed this morning? Chances are, you didn’t get up with the intention of changing the world. But that’s exactly what you, as a landscape professional, are doing. Just a day into Student Career Days … Continue reading

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