The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

Upcoming SLM Colorado online training class Email
Written by Melissa Emdin   
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 12:00 AM

SLM Colorado training

Earn your Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) Colorado certificate at next week's online class on Tuesday, April 13. Deadline to register for this session is Friday, April 9.

Register for this SLM training class delivered via webinar – and take advantage of a discounted registration fee, courtesy of Northern Water Conservancy District. Northern Water is subsidizing a portion of the registration fee for all participants for a limited time.

ALCC announces 2021 scholarship recipients Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 05:00 AM

ALCC has announced its scholarship recipients for 2021. This year there are three student recipients. They will be formally recognized at The ELITE Awards ceremony, which has been delayed to fall 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Michael Womochil, key proponent of Landscape Career Pathways, to retire Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 04:00 AM

Michael Womochil, Program Director for Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), will retire this year at the end of June. He has been a long-time ally to the Colorado landscape industry.

Womochil helped ALCC launch its Landscape Career Pathways Program in 2014 in order to help train students as skilled workers who can be hired directly out of high school into upwardly mobile careers in the landscape industry.

Two Colorado schools showed their skills at virtual landscape competition Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 03:30 AM

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held virtually in March. Activities and challenges were reimagined in the virtual format and teams were given multiple options to earn points for their schools from their remote locations. Challenges were on the honor system and were individually scored. Points from individual challenges didn’t roll up to a team score this year.

Remember anti-discrimination compliance when recruiting Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 03:00 AM

If you are interviewing candidates for the 2021 season, there are some discussion areas you should avoid in the interest of protecting yourself from discrimination claims. Any questions that could help you determine protected characteristics are liabilities.

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