Landscape Careers

5 Ways to Boost Teamwork and Productivity in Your Landscape Business

Sports teams might have great, extremely skilled individual players, but the only way they win is when they play together. The same is true for teams within landscape businesses. Unfortunately, many landscape employees don’t feel like they are part of a team because the organizations they work for aren’t doing anything to intentionally develop teamwork. […]

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The Workforce Shortage is Real … Here’s How the Landscape Industry Plans to Cope

Last week, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, through the Industry Growth Initiative, held a Workforce Development and Recruitment Summit at its office in Fairfax, Virginia, to address the industry’s workforce shortage. Approximately 50 attendees from major regional green industry associations, as well as experts from other major industries attended the event, sharing their respective […]

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Telling the Story of Landscape Career Paths

We want to tell the story of the the amazing careers anyone can have in the landscape industry. NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative is doing just that in a new national media campaign. We’ll be pitching stories to media such as: Does Your High School Graduate Need to Go To a 4-Year College? 10 Unusual College […]

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New Videos to Attract Millennials to Landscape Industry Jobs

If a picture is worth a thousand words, moving pictures must be worth millions! Accordingly, NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative is creating a series of videos to showcase industry careers to millennials. Filming took place over the past two weeks, beginning with interviews with young professionals who are passionate about their careers and want to encourage […]

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Hit Us with Your Best Shot – Landscape Professionals at Work Photo Contest

Help inspire others to be a part of the landscape profession by sharing photos of your team members at work. Selected photos will be used to show students and job-seekers about the outstanding professional opportunities that await them in our field. So hit us with your best shot – and help us demonstrate the passion, […]

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Sun Valley Landscaping Hosts a Landscape Career Day Event

Sun Valley Landscaping of Omaha, Nebraska, recently held a Landscape Career Day event at Beveridge Magnet Middle School. Using materials from NALP’s Landscape Career Day planning guide  the Sun Valley Team introduced 180 seventh grade students to the wide range of careers available in the landscape industry. Please share!

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NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative Launches Landscape Career Day

In an effort to help industry companies educate those within their communities about the outstanding career opportunities that exist in the landscape profession, NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative has created Landscape Career Day. This event, designed to be held at any time throughout the year, will encourage children, students, elected officials, educators, and others to touch […]

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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 educators in attendance were exposed to NALP’s careers website, www.LandscapeIndustryCareers.org, as well as the National […]

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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 into the streets of downtown Indianapolis, as FFA hosted the country’s largest annual student gathering, […]

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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, conflicting, or even competing efforts. The dialogues were enlightening, yet more importantly, they were productive […]

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