The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has launched its Landscape Management Program in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, area as of July, and is actively looking for interested candidates.
The program hopes to offer an alternative career and educational opportunity for local residents to fill the current labor shortage in the landscaping industry taking place across the country.
Apprentices will learn how to properly care for lawns through the use of equipment and technology, horticulture skills, design techniques and how to properly install lighting, irrigation, paving and other landscaping materials.
As a requirement, students must be a minimum of 16 years old, have a high school diploma (or an equivalent) and be physically able to perform the work. The program’s requirements include 2,000 hours of paid job training spent in the field, and a minimum of 144 hours in the classroom or through an online equivalent.
Candidates can learn more about the program or get signed up with a local landscape professional on the website.
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