FAIRFAX, Va., March 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ annual college career event and competition, the National Collegiate Landscape Competitionwill take place March 16-19at North Carolina State Universityin Raleigh, North Carolina.
This year, more than 500 horticulture and landscape students from over 40 universities and colleges will test their skills in 31 real worlds, competitive events such as outdoor landscape design, plant identification, robotics and technology in landscape design and maintenance, irrigation design, and more.
“The National Collegiate Landscape Competition highlights the many career paths and skills needed for a career in the landscape industry,” said Britt Wood, CEO of NALP. “The event brings together top students, companies and manufacturers in horticulture and landscape, exposing students to the breadth and scope of the $115 billion the industry they will enter after college.”
The landscape industry faces the same critical labor shortages as many industries, so in addition to skills competitions, on the 17th of MarchAbout 100 of the nation’s largest landscaping and lawn care companies attend the job fair to connect with students and interview them for internships and post-college jobs.
“STIHL is proud to be the premier sponsor of this event for over 20 years. Nowhere is the future of green industry better represented than at NCLC,” said Roger Phelps, STIHL Corporate Communications Manager. “This competition brings together the best of future leaders in the landscape industry to showcase their skills, make connections and, most importantly, learn how they can grow their careers.”
The event is produced in partnership with NC State University. Additionally, the National Collegiate Landscape Competition is supported by partners such as STIHL, Inc. (Platinum); JOHN DEERE (Gold); Caterpillar, Davey, Ferris, Gravely, Husqvarna, (Silver) and Anchor, Aspire, Bartlett Tree Experts, Belgard, Corona toolsEwing, hunter, KawasakiKubota, LandCare, Permaloc, Proven Winners, Rainbird, SiteOne, Timberline Landscaping, Toro and Yellowstone Landscape (Bronze).
For more information, visit www.landscapecompetition.org.
The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care experts who create and maintain green spaces for the benefit of society and the environment. environment. The association works with legislators and the public to protect and grow the industry and provides education, networking, training and certification programs that increase professionalism in the industry and inspire its members to excellence. For more information, visit www.paysageprofessionnels.org.
SOURCE National Association of Landscape Professionals