High school students succeed in industry training Email
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 03:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

 Westminster HS students show landscape skills at Pickens Tech

ALCC hosted the second “Passport to Certification” testing for high school students at Pickens Technical College on May 25. Six students from Westminster High School participated in test problems designed to evaluate their landscape knowledge and skills. The testing event included four hands-on test stations, and four written and identification tests.

Four industry volunteers served at the testing stations to evaluate students: David Brooks, Land- Care Management, judge at the controller station; Bret Eastberg, City of Westminster, judge at the lateral repair and head adjustment station; Lyle Fair, Environmental Designs, judge at the tree planting and staking problem; Kyler Neumann, Aurora Public Schools, at the plant layout station. Thank you to industry volunteers, Colorado Community College System, Westminster High School and Pickens Technical College for helping to put on the test event!

Greeley West students attend SLM class, earn certificates

Seven Greeley West High School students and their instructor, Samantha Pierce, attended the March 30 Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) class. Pierce had approached ALCC earlier in the year with an interest in having her students attend an SLM training.

“SLM is a great fit for high schools— the curriculum is entry-level. The class covers a lot of topic areas, but at a high level,” says Melissa Emdin, ALCC’s programs and education director. The outcome was a significant success. All students took and passed the post-class exam, and earned the SLM certificate. Given the success of this session for high school students, ALCC hopes to work with other Pathways schools to bring SLM to their students.

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