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Green Industry Training Offered in English and in Spanish

Posted 3/27/2012

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering two free training sessions during April designed to enhance employability skills and increase job retention in the green industry (nursery, landscaping and landscape maintenance) in Clark County and surrounding counties.

Through the Focusing on the Needs of Today’s Hispanic Workforce project, the classes will be offered in English and in Spanish on Tuesday, April 10 and Monday, April 16. Participants will receive a certificate for each class.

The free training sessions are open to any private, public employer and the public. Both classes are taught at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road (I-215 and Windmill Lane) from 5:30 — 8:30 p.m.

The first class, Looking at Mistakes in Landscape and Knowing How to Solve Them on April 10, will cover planting, staking, pruning and growing palms. The first training session includes hands-on activities and opportunities to ask plenty of questions. Class two, Recognizing Plant Names, How They Grow and Native v Non-Native Plants on April 17, will cover identifying various plants types.

The training also includes materials focusing on improving English skills, some math skills and safety/worker protection topics (lifting techniques, PPE, and industry safety standards).

For more information and to register for this free series, email M.L. Robinson or call 702-257-5529 or Marcel Fernando Schaerer (Spanish) at 702-275-5580. Funding for the Hispanic Green Industry training is provided by USDA Forest Service through the Nevada Division of Forestry.

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