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Penn State Extension offering online courses to train landscaping employees

These courses help landscape companies get new employees off to a good start, and they also help existing employees advance their knowledge and careers.  Credit: Tim Abbey, Penn State Extension All Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension is offering a suite of online courses — developed with the support of the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association — designed to help landscape companies educate new and seasonal employees and help more experienced employees move into leadership roles.

The courses were designed to be valuable for a wide range of workers and businesses — from professional development for long-term employees already working in the landscaping industry, such as managers and crew leaders, to training for entry-level employees to support businesses onboarding new crew members. 

“These courses help landscape companies get new employees off to a good start with information that will be reinforced by work in the field,” said Sandy Feather, extension educator who works on the online course project. “They also help existing employees advance their knowledge and careers. The courses are another tool that Penn State Extension offers to help landscape companies provide training to their employees. And well-trained employees can work efficiently and boost a company’s bottom line.”

To register for these courses or get more information, go to the website. More online courses are slated to be released over the next year or so as they are completed.  

 

Last Updated January 06, 2021

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