Apprentices obtain paid, relevant workplace experience while acquiring the skills and credentials for success in their horticulture career. Department of Labor statistics show 91% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment.
Just graduating? Ease the transition from school to career by working and learning at the same time.
Working in the industry, but wish to increase your skills? Ask your current employer about joining FNGLA’s apprenticeship program.
Contemplating a career change? Earn as you learn with a guaranteed wage increase as you develop new skills.
Apprentices start working when they enter an apprenticeship, with wage increases as they advance in their knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is how apprenticeship is different from other types of work-based training.
There is no cost to the apprentice to apply for, or participate in, FNGLA’s Nursery & Landscape Apprenticeship Program.
The Apprenticeship Certification earned through this registered apprenticeship program is recognized nationwide. In addition, apprentices have the option to earn any of FNGLA’s industry-recognized professional certifications, including: FNGLA’s Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP), Landscape Technician (FCLT), Landscape Maintenance Technician (FCLMT) and/or Landscape Irrigation Service Technician (FCLIST).
Apprentices who have already earned FNGLA’s Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) designation prior to entering the program are exempt from the 144 hours of Related Technical Instruction requirement. Apprentices advance directly to the on-the-job training aspect of the program.