New Garden Landscaping & Nursery Offers New DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program
New Garden Landscaping & Nursery will be offering its current employees the new national Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, a U.S. Department of Labor registered program, administered by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, to learn the skills and competencies required to be a landscape management professional. Employees will receive over 2,000 hours of on-the job training and additional professional development offerings, providing the equivalent of a college-level education at no charge.
Those who successfully complete the program will be among the first in the nation to earn the new Landscape Management Apprentice Technician designation, demonstrating mastery of the landscape trade. New Garden Landscaping & Nursery will provide each apprentice with thorough training, a professional mentor and progressively higher wages as skills and competencies increase. Candidates must have earned a high school diploma or a GED equivalent, and have been with the company for at least six months.
“We are proud to be one of the first employers in the area to offer the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, showcasing our desire to attract, train and retain top-tier talent and offer men and women the opportunity to begin their path in the landscape profession and excel in this exciting and growing industry,” noted Barbara White, Apprenticeship Program Manager, of New Garden Landscaping & Nursery. “This is an incredible opportunity for employees who want to increase their skills in the industry but don’t have the means or desire to attend college. The program offers a platform for learning the ins and outs of this profession, establishing a strong foundation for professional growth, and becoming a more valuable employee to us.”
The apprenticeship program covers mastery of landscape maintenance, installation, and irrigation.
The professional landscape industry, a $93 billion market, continues to experience steady growth; in fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the industry to grow 11 percent between 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, offering abundant and ample career opportunities and advancement.
Information on the national program is available at https://www.landscapeindustrycareers.org/job-board/apprenticeship-program/.
New Garden Landscaping & Nursery is a Greensboro-based company providing design/build, landscape maintenance, horticultural and landscape irrigation & lighting services in the Triad for over forty years.