For Employers

Appenticeship - For Employers

Apprenticeship programs have a long history of providing a solution for recruiting, training and retaining top-tier talent. They enable employers to apply industry standards in training which can increase productivity and improve the quality of their workforce.

FNGLA registered its Nursery & Landscape Apprenticeship program and invites its members to participate. FNGLA works with employers to set up their programs and assist in monitoring the progress of their apprentices. FNGLA files all necessary reports with the Florida Department of Education Apprenticeship Section and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Employers who enroll in FNGLA’s Nursery & Landscape Apprenticeship program can attract and retain more highly qualified employees through on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and guaranteed wage structures. This builds employee loyalty, reduces training costs, and improves productivity.

  • Be an FNGLA Member
  • Hire new employees from apprentices expressing interest in the program

  • or

  • Select current employees to become apprentices
  • Establish a starting wage with agreed-upon pay increases as apprentice skills increase
  • Identify experienced mentors to work with the apprentices, track their progress and communicate with FNGLA
  • Allow apprentices time to complete the required technical instruction
  • Employers pay a one-time enrollment fee of $325, plus a per-apprentice fee of $175. This fee includes the following:

  • Notification when potential apprentices are available
  • Registration and tracking of apprentices with appropriate agency
  • Assistance in setting up apprenticeship program at your business
  • All necessary forms and reports
  • Information on approved online and classroom instruction
  • Special pricing on study materials and certification exams