FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Schaumann
Contact: Heather Finney
LARGEST RECRUITING EVENT IN THE INDUSTRY—PLANET STUDENT CAREER DAYS—SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7–10, 2013, AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY
HERNDON, Va., Jan. 2, 2013—The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced that registration is open for companies that want attend the largest recruiting event in the industry. PLANET Student Career Days (SCD)—The National Collegiate Landscape Competition—will take place March 7–10, 2013, at Auburn University, in Auburn, Ala.
This year marks the 37th year for the event, which is the largest education and skills competition as well as the largest career recruiting event for horticulture and landscape students in the country.
Student Career Days brings together approximately 900 students from more than 60 schools to demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events, and to interview with landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and other companies at the Career Fair, which will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Approximately 50 companies participate in the Career Fair each year to meet and interview the nation’s top recruits. Many of the industry’s most influential companies also sponsor a competitive event at SCD. For more information about sponsorships, securing a booth at the Career Fair, or registering for the event, visit www.StudentCareerDays.org or contact Anna Walraven at 800-395-2522.
Many of the industry’s most influential companies sponsor competitive events at Student Career Days. STIHL is the event’s Platinum sponsor.
“Each year we are impressed by the students’ passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for the green industry. Seeing these young people excel at the competitions or receiving job offers at the Career Fair reminds us why we are such a proponent of this event and the PLANET organization overall,” said Roger Phelps, Landscape Industry Certified, STIHL Promotional Communications Manager. “As a leader in the green industry ourselves, we are excited to know that we can contribute to the development of our next generation of leaders.”
Student Career Days lead sponsors include STIHL Inc. (Platinum); JOHN DEERE (Gold); Caterpillar Inc., Gravely, an Ariens Company Brand, and New Holland Construction (Silver); and BRICKMAN, Husqvarna, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., and Pavestone (Bronze).
PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism. Many of PLANET’s professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at www.landcarenetwork.org.