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Bilingual landscape training scheduled in September

Posted 8/30/2016

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension collaborates to educate new and experienced workers

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a series of free, bilingual landscape training classes for new and experienced landscape workers. The Grow Your Knowledge and Skills workshops will offer solutions and practical skills to common problems—from the soil up, and from the tree top down!

The 4-lesson series begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Planting Techniques; Oct. 4, Hands-on Pruning; Oct. 11, Soils and Fertilizers in southern Nevada; and Oct. 18 Pesticide Safety.

All classes are taught at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The classes will be in Spanish and in English. Participants will receive a certificate for each class. The training sessions are open to any private, public employer and the public at no charge. CEUs have been approved for these classes.

The training also includes materials focusing on improving English and math skills, meeting job expectations, paying attention to details, and safety/worker protection topics (lifting techniques, PPE and industry safety standards). Funding for the Bilingual Landscape Industry Training is provided by USDA Forest Service through the Nevada Division of Forestry.

To reserve your spot in these free classes, email or call Chelle Reed (English) at 702-257-5536, or email or call Marcel Fernando (Spanish) at 702-275-5580. Registration is available online through Eventbrite.com.

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