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Hispanic landscape training scheduled in February

Posted 2/3/2015

Free workshops enhance employability skills and job retention

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a series of free landscape training classes for Spanish speaking individuals. These workshops are designed to enhance employability skills and increase job retention in the green industry (nursery, landscaping and landscape maintenance)in southern Nevada.

All classes are taught at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Weekly topics include Recognizing the most common landscape mistakes and how to solve them, February 10; Fertilizers and soils in southern Nevada; February 17; Hands on pruning, February 24; and Palms in southern Nevada landscapes, March 10. 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.

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 Hispanic 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 Marcel Fernando (Spanish) at 702-275-5580.

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