Counselors, You Can Be Their Guide!
Of course you know the importance of helping students identify their passions and find their career calling. They can be dentists, musicians, archaeologists, teachers, lawyers…. and the list goes on.
But have you thought that your students might be interested in a career in the nursery and landscape industry? Do you have students with mathematical and analytical skills, creativity, environmental awareness, technological savvy, love for the outdoors and a desire to work with their hands? If so, a career in the Green Industry might be the perfect fit – and we need your help to educate them and help them explore the opportunities available.
The basic skills necessary for success, such as strong work ethic, operating machinery, customer service, and plant healthcare knowledge, do not vary much throughout the country. Thus, these careers are very portable and appealing. Gaining knowledge of plant material native to the student’s desired area is likely the largest hurdle to overcome. You and your students should check out a list of education institutions that offer degrees in the nursery and landscape industry. You can find more information on our resources page.
To help you introduce horticultural careers to your students, we have packed this website with loads of information about the industry, career paths available, and currently available jobs! Many successful business owners in Alabama helped us create our educational video, which gives a broad overview of the different sectors within the industry. Our resources page also has links to other organizations who could provide additional information on the industry. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.