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Foreign Exchange Programs

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Internship, Training, Recruiting and Job Service Programs
Foreign Exchange Programs

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Resources Available From MNLA

MNLA Wage and Benefit Survey
Average wages for management, mid-level and general labor positions for retail nurseries, wholesale growers, landscape contractors, landscape designers, irrigation contractors, and lawn and landscape management firms are listed. See where you stand in the industry on wages and benefits.

Career Opportunities in the Nursery and Landscape Industry brochure
This beautiful, four-color brochure highlights the many positions available in our industry. A flap on the inside back cover allows you to insert your own company's materials. There's also space on the front and back cover to put your company sticker or stamp. A great employee recruiting tool! Includes a list of area Technical Colleges and Universities for your reference.

Careers in Horticulture Video
This 20-minute video is a great recruiting tool. Produced by the California Association of Nurseryman and adapted for Minnesota, it demonstrates to prospective employees the many exciting career options available in the Nursery and Landscape Industry. Available in a 60-minute loop for career fairs.

Position Postings on the MNLA Bulletin board
Reach out to MNLA student members and other prospective employees by posting your available positions free of charge on the MNLA Bulletin Board. Go to

Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional Study Manual
Designed to help MNLA members gain the competitive edge and as a continuing education tool for employees, this manual covers all aspects of the nursery and landscape industry. It contains basic information for owners, sales, production, customer service and management personnel. This is a "must-have" for every business.

Contractor's Reference Manual
This manual is a great standard reference tool for new businesses or new employees. Designed for landscape contractors, irrigation contractors and lawn care specialists, it includes: a uniform set of landscape specifications; seeding and sodding guidelines; grounds maintenance management and estimating guidelines; irrigation systems specifications; standard contract forms; data, charts, and tables; and plants, problems and antidotes.

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Institutions Offering Horticulture Programs
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Resources Available From MNLA
Employee Recruitment and Development Resources from MNLA

Anoka-Hennepin Technical College
Central Lakes Community College
Dakota County Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
North Dakota State University
Rochester Community & Technical College
South Dakota State University
Southeast Technical Institute
University of Minnesota-St. Paul
University of Minnesota-Crookston
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Horticulture Youth Apprenticeship
Linda Ebert
West Suburban Tech Prep Consortium
1820 North Xenium Lane
Plymouth MN 55441
Horticulture Youth Apprenticeship is part of the Youth Apprenticeship/Tech Prep Program in Intermediate District 287. It provides opportunities for employers and students to make connections through job shadowing, mentoring, internships, and apprenticeships.
Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Apprenticeship Programs
443 Lafayette Road
St. Paul MN 55155
toll-free 800-657-3607
The Dept. of Labor & Industry can help you start an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship is a voluntary system of employee training. The employer develops a program integrating on-the-job training with classroom instruction. The Department of Labor and Industry can also provide information on wage records and payments, overtime laws, and workers compensation.
Minnesota School to Work Initiative
toll-free 888-234-5120
School to Work programs integrate education reform, workforce preparation and economic development. Connecting classroom training and work experience can involve job shadowing, internships, mentorships, apprenticeships, entrepreneurships, and service learning/volunteering.
Bilingual Bridges
Mark Korman, Alba Hidalgo-Guzman
3717 Glendale Terrace
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Spanish/English communication consultants. Translation/Interpretation/ InstructionDiversity and Intercultural workshopsSite Specific Orientation and Training
Minnesota Workforce Center System
Minnesota Department of Economic Security
390 N. Robert St.
St. Paul MN 55101
Minnesota's Workforce Centers provide comprehensive employment and training services under one roof to job seekers and employers. The Minnesota Careers publication is available on-line as is additional information at

Global Outreach
Diane Crow
PO Box 25883
Alexandria VA 22313
Phone: 703-299-9551
Fax: 703-299-9557
Global Outreach's main program is the Agricultural Internship Program. Interns are selected by agricultural and youth organizations overseas on the basis of their agricultural background and English comprehension. Interns are 18-26 years old and come from countries around the world for internships that last 3 to 18 months. Host operations provide on-the-job training and a supportive atmosphere.
MAST International Program
240 VoTech Building
1954 Buford Ave.
St. Paul MN 55108-6197
800-346-6278 or 612-624-3740
fax: 612-625-7031
MAST (Minnesota Agricultural Student Trainee) International offers agricultural and horticultural families and businesses the opportunity to add an international dimension to their families and businesses by hosting an international trainee. More than 4500 trainees from 65 countries have participated since 1949. MAST places international students in a 5 to 12-month supervised internship that provides practical training and hands-on work experience.

MNLA lists these groups as a reference for members but does not necessarily endorse them.

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