RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -– The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free landscaping trainings taught in both Spanish and English in Reno.
The workshops, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service through the Nevada Division of Forestry, are designed to enhance employment skills and increase job retention in the green industry in Nevada.
“Cooperative Extension is happy to help fill this gap for Nevada’s green industry, and with our expertise in horticulture, it’s a perfect fit,” said Mark Walker, Dean of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. “The trainings help provide skilled workers for the green industry by presenting the most up-to-date research-based information in an understandable way.”
Two workshops will be offered at the Washoe County Cooperative Extension office, 4955 Energy Way, Reno, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On April 23, participants will be trained on proper pruning techniques for trees, shrubs, and insect management. On April 30, training will be available on how to protect trees during construction and manage other challenges related to the landscape industry
Participants will receive a certificate for each class taken. The trainings will also include materials focusing on improving English and math skills, meeting job expectations, paying attention to details, and practicing safety and worker protection.
Those interested in attending in Reno can register online, hispaniclandscapetraining.eventbrite.com
, or by calling 775-787-2000 (Spanish) or 775-784-4848 (English). Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the trainings they intend to attend.