A landscape technician studies, grows, tends and transplants flowers, shrubbery, trees and other plants, and performs various landscape construction duties. It is obvious that Landscape designers are increasingly in demand. While today there are many employers who are eager to hire the potentials, they are lack of confidence to identify the qualified professionals that they need.
Tip # 1 : Chartered Landscape Architect
Therefore as the 1st rule of thumb, most employers will be more confidence in hiring a certified landscape designer from a renowned University or College than one without certification. Therefore it is essential for one to be striving hard to earn the title of ‘chartered Landscape Architect’ from a renowned Landscape Institute to be qualified for this highly demanded profession.
Tip # 2 : Apprenticeship with practical experience and technical training
Try to complete an apprenticeship that combines on-the-job (practical) experience and in-school (technical) training by finding an employer who will sign an apprenticeship agreement with you. Then contact the Apprenticeship Branch to formalize your apprenticeship agreement with your employer.
Tip # 3 : Utilize your creativity
Use your creative skills on applied science if you found yourself keen and great in it, you will find it rewarding to pursue an apprenticeship in this trade.
Tip # 4 : willingness to undertake demanding work is beneficial
The willingness to undertake physically demanding work out-of-doors is beneficial to the skills required in this trade. You should also be aware that the availability of outdoors work in this trade varies seasonally so it is definitely ideal to get hands-on experience as soon as you can possibly get.
Tip # 5 : Enroll to the PLANET – Professional Landcare Network Certification program – The PLANET International Certification program has the objectives for;
– to raise the standard and quality of the profession,
– to encourage self-assessment by offering guidelines for achievement,
– to identify persons with great knowledge of principles and practices of this profession,
– to award recognition to those with high level competence in the profession and
– to improve performance within the profession by encouraging participation in a continuing program of professional development
The popularity of landscaping has being over-whelming, this is due to the immense appreciation of how landscaping can help beautify and intensify the value of any property and change the life quality for one indirectly.