SEEDS Landscape apprenticeship available | Business

TRAVERSE CITY – SEEDS EcoCorps and Northwest Michigan Works! have started a registered training program for landscape management technicians.

The program runs through a US Department of Labor initiative.

The program offering is paid for and on-the-job training in areas such as “green building, reforestation, site restoration and leadership,” according to a press release. The program lasts 2,000 hours.

Those who complete the training acquire, among other things, a national qualification as landscape management technician.

SEEDS is accepting applications for its first cohort of trainees “on an ongoing basis with a limited number of vacancies,” according to the press release. Applications for an EcoCorps Crew Member position can be found at

Flexibility for those graduating from high school or college is available.

“SEEDS is excited to bring this unique workforce and leadership development opportunity to our communities,” said Jennifer Flynn, Program Director of SEEDS EcoCorp, in the press release.

“Trainees will work with qualified mentors and professionals to earn national credentials upon completion of their training and earn full-time wages during seasonal programming. This project was created to provide youngsters with an employment opportunity they earn while studying can.” aged 16 to 24 who are interested in learning about the opportunities available to them in their career as an employee. “

Registered US Department of Labor apprenticeships are offered in more than 1,300 professions. For more information on apprenticeships in the area, visit

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