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NALP Foundation Lays the Groundwork for Industry Careers at SkillsUSA

2024 marks the NALP Foundation’s third year attending the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta as the industry pushes to bring a national landscape competition at the high school level. SkillsUSA serves as a workforce development organization representing 130 in-demand occupational areas, from plumbing and carpentry to architectural drafting and heavy equipment operation. […]

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Planting the Seed for Careers in Landscaping at SkillsUSA

In a sea of metal, wood and concrete, an oasis of green could be found at the NALP Foundation’s booth at the annual SkillsUSA Championships inside the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. This booth featured plants, artificial turf and a herringbone paver pathway throughout it. An estimated 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders and representatives […]

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New National High School Landscape Competition Launched

In its first year participating, the NALP Foundation held a demonstration for a high school landscape competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 21-24. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit education association, serving middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. More than […]

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