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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT


“That commitment could definitely lead to longevity out of that individual,” Myers says. “Since retention is one of the biggest concerns in the landscape industry, we see this program as an important step toward addressing that problem.”


In addition to reduced turnover, the benefits of partici- pating as a business also include producing a more highly skilled workforce, increased productivity from workers, and a recruitment advantage, adds Myers. Employers offering apprenticeships will also have opportunities for tax credits and can take advantage of the government’s encouragement for students to consider apprenticeship training instead of college. “By participating in this program as an employer, you help ensure your people are fully trained across the board,” continues Myers. “You can also feel confident your apprentices are well-rounded across all competencies.” It helps that the materials provided through the NALP apprenticeship program are essentially a complete training guide—so it will also allow businesses to ramp up their training in general. “You’re provided with exactly what to cover and the re- sources that are needed to support that,” Myers explains. “That will help your business to either create a training program or to beef up what you already have. In turn, we believe that will make you a desirable employer to new recruits. Businesses that are involved in an apprenticeship program are naturally going to be more appealing to industry candidates who are looking for great career opportunities.”


Companies that offer


APPRENTICESHIP programs value them because they


Create


Reduce Turnover


Highly Skilled Employees


20 THE LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL > JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019


Ensure Higher


Productivity Offer


Recruitment Advantage


APPRENTICESHIP: 01 | Benefit businesses


02 | Create jobs 03 | Grow the workforce


And are a proven solution to recruit, train, and retain top-tier talent.


While this program is undoubtedly beneficial to partic- ipating companies and individuals, Myers says that she sees it as a great benefit to the industry as a whole, too. “The Landscape Management Apprenticeship is an opportunity for the green industry to produce more well-rounded workers—and that benefits everyone,” she says. “I think a lot of apprentices will choose to remain with the company that has invested in them. Hopefully, that loyalty and employer-employee connection will become an increasing norm for contractors participating in the program.” “Plus,” Myers adds, “the apprentice program has the capability of elevating the perception of the industry as a whole. As the industry continues to produce better trained workers, it ultimately benefits everyone.”


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