ALCC supports nationwide industry growth initiative

Workforce growth remains ALCC's number one priority in serving our members. As part of that effort, we are proud to announce that we have partnered with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) in support of the Industry Growth Initiative (IGI). As we have demonstrated in the past, ALCC is at the forefront of industry efforts, becoming the first state association to partner with this powerful movement to improve our industry's future.

Here in Colorado, we have seen historically low unemployment and growth larger than the state has ever seen. Additionally, trade schools are seeing lower enrollments at a time when skilled labor is in high demand.

While the Landscape Career Pathways program is making great strides to bring young people to the industry, we need to look beyond our state borders. We recognize that there must be a nationwide advertising/public relations effort across all media-print, television, social, and online-to raise the profile of green industry careers. Colorado's influx of new residents from out of state need to know about the opportunities that await them in landscaping.

As your trade association, ALCC has contributed funds to kickstart this initiative. We encourage our members and fellow green industry members to make an investment in this crucial endeavor. You can donate today. Your donation will go a long way to promote our industry nationally as well as regionally. Our hope is to raise as much as $75,000 for IGI in 2018. Learn more about this partnership at the NALP site

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