NALP signs president’s pledge to America’s workers

August 10, 2018 -  By
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NALP logoThe National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) signed President Donald Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers, committing to enhance career opportunities for 150,000 people in the next five years.

“We are honored to be part of the president’s workforce initiative and joined by so many other industries in this pledge to grow the American workforce in the 21st century economy,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman.

The pledge is an initiative created through President Donald Trump’s executive order, which created the National Council for the American Worker, an entity tasked with championing “effective, results-driven education and training so that American students and workers can obtain the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of today and of the future.”

Over the next five years, NALP will enhance career opportunities for more than 150,000 people, providing education and training, through a new Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, and connecting prospective employees with employers.

The expanded educational offerings are intended to attract prospective employees into the field by demonstrating a commitment to professional development and increasing awareness that the industry offers fulfilling, lifelong career opportunities, NALP said. The new educational opportunities will also help current industry employees advance their careers.

The pledge signing comes as NALP, through its Industry Growth Initiative, has been working aggressively to attract employees to the landscape industry, as there will be an estimated 1.5 million positions that need to be filled in the next five years. 

“Education and training has always been a core pillar of NALP’s mission, but we are now creating even more opportunities for people to pursue careers in the landscape industry through the Industry Growth Initiative,“ Hickman said.

For more information about careers in the landscape field, visit LandscapeIndustryCareers.org. More information about NALP’s national workforce development program can be found here.

LM Staff

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