NALP was chosen, along with five other associations, to attend the Our Pledge to America’s Workers event yesterday at the White House. At the exclusive event with President Donald Trump, NALP reiterated its commitment to grow landscape industry careers. It also shared its plans to expand training opportunities for more than 150,000 people over the next five years.
The Pledge Commitment
Under the pledge, NALP will continue its efforts to attract employees to the landscape industry. It will also expand landscape industry careers through enhanced technical training, certification and accreditation programs, as well as apprenticeship training.
The Pledge to America’s Workers focuses on expanding programs that educate, train and reskill American workers. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council; Ivanka Trump, who leads the National Council for the American Worker; and key members of the Cabinet and U.S. Congress, were also at the event. NALP was joined at the event by two employees from member company Ruppert Landscape—Reynaldo Valle, field manager and Jillian Gottlieb, assistant field manager.
Landscape Industry Careers: Opportunities Abound
Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs, NALP, says it was an honorable experience “to make our commitment to expanding employment opportunities for American workers known at the White House event. There is a misperception that jobs in this industry are all seasonal labor positions. While those roles are absolutely critical to the important work that lawn and landscape companies do every day, our $82 billion industry also offers a wide array of lucrative opportunities and careers, including management roles, across the country. We hope today’s event will shine a spotlight on industries like ours. We have committed to not just filling jobs, but to also providing lifelong careers for hardworking Americans.”
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