NY98043 - National Nursery Industry Training

One of the biggest challenges facing the Nursery and Garden Industry is to become increasingly competent in the modern business world. The development of national industry specific training is considered essential for improving overall business performance to effectively compete with other lifestyle markets for the consumer dollar and ensuring the future viability of the Nursery and Garden Industry.  To commence a national course development a state-by-state training needs analysis should be completed. These training needs recommendations would be submitted to State Training Advisory Committees, State Executive Committees, National Training Advisory Committee and NGIA Executive Committee for consideration, comment and approval. This study found that National course development s required and should be developed by industry.  NGIA has a key role in the development and implementation of this training, prioritizing national course development and a national Training Coordinator should be appointed to facilitate these aims. The industry needs to take a proactive role in government consultation concerning industry training.