Category Archives: Landscape Careers

NALP Presents at 2017 National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention

On Wednesday, December 6, Martha Hill, member of the NALP Workforce Development Committee, presented to high school educators about Growing Careers in the Landscape Industry at the National Association of Agricultural Educators Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.  The secondary school … Continue reading

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NALP Markets Industry Careers to 67,000 at FFA Convention

Last week, NALP Staff members Jenn Myers (Director of Workforce Development) and Rex Bishop (Director of Technical Education) attended the 90th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo. The sea of blue jackets stretched throughout the Indiana Convention Center, and out … Continue reading

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NALP Hosts Workforce Summit

NALP hosted 40 association leaders and industry professionals October 3 and 4 for a Workforce Development Summit designed to identify ways trade groups can work more collaboratively and effectively together to attract men and women to industry careers, minimizing duplicating, … Continue reading

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8 Non-Traditional Ways to Find Landscape Employees

Author Jenn Myers is NALP’s Director of Workforce Development and she spent years recruiting candidates for placement in the industry’s top firms.  The search for landscape and lawn care employees can feel like it is a 24/7 job.  Are you … Continue reading

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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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