Klausing Group announced today it is hiring apprentices for 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 be paid from the first day of employment and 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. Klausing Group will provide each apprentice with thorough training, a professional mentor and progressively higher wages as skills and competencies increase. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age, have earned a high school diploma or a GED equivalent, and enjoy the outdoors and working in a team environment.
“We are proud to be one of the first employer in Kentucky 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 Don Lewis, Grounds Management Division Manager, of Klausing Group. “This is an incredible opportunity for high school students seeking lucrative careers but don’t have the means or desire to attend college, and adults of all ages who are interested in pursuing a new career in the landscape industry. In all instances, the program offers a platform for learning the ins and outs of this profession, establishing a strong foundation for professional growth.”
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.
Those interested in learning more about the program should visit: www.klausinggroup.com or contact Tabby Garvin at (859) 254-0762. Information on the national program is available at https://www.landscapeindustrycareers.org/job-board/apprenticeship-program/.
Klausing Group is a commercial grounds management company in business since 1992, serving the greater Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky marketplaces.