Collegiate Landscape Competition and Career Fair set for March

Hosted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), this annual competition is scheduled for March 13-16 at Brigham Young Univ. The event brings together more than 600 students from approximately 50 colleges and universities, educators, and industry professionals for competitive events, educational workshops, and career-building opportunities.

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BYU campus, photo by Aubrey Odom, via Unsplash

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) showcases the dedication and skill of students pursuing careers in landscape and horticulture professions. This competition bridges academia and the workforce, providing a platform for students to demonstrate their abilities and for industry professionals to identify and recruit top talent.

“We are thrilled to bring the National Collegiate Landscape Competition to Brigham Young University,” said Britt Wood, CEO of the NALP. “This event not only celebrates the incredible talent of the next generation of landscape professionals but also fosters a collaborative and educational environment for students to learn from industry experts and connect with potential employers.”

Host and longtime event partner Brigham Young University offers participants a unique setting to demonstrate their expertise in 30 real-world, competitive events like Exterior Landscape Design, Plant Identification, Robotics and Technology in Landscape Design and Maintenance, Irrigation Troubleshooting, and more. The event’s Career Fair allows students to explore career opportunities, internships, and networking prospects within the landscape industry.

Event Supporter

“Stihl is proud to help empower the next generation of landscape professionals through our support,” said Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for Stihl. “Students here will be able to show their talent, learn of career opportunities, and forge relationships that will last long after the event ends.” The NCLC also receives support from NALP’s additional Elite Partners: Aspire, Caterpillar, and Stanley Black and Decker, and from (Gold Partner) John Deere; (Silver Partners) Davey, Gravely, Heartland, Landcare and Proven Winners; (Bronze Partners) Anchor, Bartlett, Belgard, Corona, Ewing, Hunter FX Luminaire, Husqvarna, Milwaukee Tool, Permaloc, Ruppert Landscape, SiteOne, Yellowstone Landscape; and (Supporting Partner) EMI.

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