National Collegiate Landscape Competition set for next month

February 6, 2018 -  By

Students get down and dirty in the team competitions at 2015 event.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals annual collegiate career event and competition, the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, will take place March 14-17, at Alamance Community College in North Carolina. The event was formerly known as Student Career Days.

This year, more than 750 horticulture and landscape students from more than 60 schools will test their skills in 30 real-world, competitive events.

Students also may interview with landscape, lawn care, tree care, irrigation and other companies at the Career Fair, which will be held on March 15. Limited booth space is still available.

“This event each year is the best opportunity to support and connect with the next generation,” said Sabeena Hickman, CAE, NALP CEO. “The fact that we have participation from top industry companies and suppliers is a testament to the talent of these students and to the competitive workforce environment we find ourselves in.”

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition relies on support from sponsors including Stihl, John Deere, Caterpillar, Gravely, Husqvarna, Kubota, Native, Level Green Landscaping, Greenscape, Anchor, Aspire, Bartlett Tree Experts, Belgard, Bobcat, BrightView, Corona, Ewing, Hunter, Kawasaki, Proven Winners and the Toro Co.

Photo: Philippe Nobile Photography

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