Conserva Irrigation’s CareerTech Academy helps unemployed during COVID-19

April 7, 2020 -  By

Conserva Irrigation completed the company’s second CareerTech Academy.

Led by Conserva’s Jay Gray, an Irrigation Association-certified and 30-year accredited member, the CareerTech Academy helps people with little or no irrigation experience immediately find technician jobs upon course completion with a Conserva Irrigation franchised location.

“This is one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history, and we know that unfortunately many people have and will continue to lose their jobs as a result of COVID-19,” said Russ Jundt, founder and brand leader of Conserva Irrigation. “We’re fortunate to be in a situation where we are still hiring and looking for talented technicians to work in our franchised territories across the country. Our two-week CareerTech Academy allows us to quickly identify talent, teach trainees about the irrigation business and prepare them for a rewarding career as an irrigation technician.”

For this particular training, in addition to the classroom training, Conserva’s CareerTech Academy trainees handled the inspection, service, system startup and repairs at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, N.C. Local franchisee Dave Perfater hosted the trainees and permitted them to use vans and service customers in his market to learn the craft.

“Hosting young men and women looking for a jumpstart to their irrigation career and teaching them the business has been one of the highlights of my time with Conserva,” Perfater said. “It means even more to me considering the current unemployment situation in our country. I congratulate our Academy graduates and look forward to seeing them succeed in the field very shortly.”

Conserva says it plans to conduct an additional two to three academies in 2020.

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