Employability Skills in Horticulture Objective 4.01: Describe skills needed for employment and careers in the horticulture industry.
What are some jobs in horticulture? Make a spider web of the divisions of Horticulture And then assign careers to each division.
Greenhouse Employee Grows vegetables and flowers including cut flowers bedding plants potted plants hanging baskets Performs both sexual and asexual propagation of plants
Nursery Employee Grows seedlings and plants for landscaping, replanting in forests, or producing fruit
Garden Center Employee Cares for plants moves plants and supplies arranges and displays plants and supplies sells plants and supplies
Grounds Maintenance Employee Cares for the land area and plants that surround a business, school, church, industry or other public or private places that have lawns and plants that have to be maintained
Golf Course Employee Responsible for maintenance of: golf course including turfgrass irrigation and drainage sand trap trees and shrubs buildings and equipment
Park Employee Maintains plants, grounds, buildings, facilities, equipment and driveways in national, state, city or privately owned parks
What qualifications do I need to work in the horticulture industry?
Skills Skills vary from unskilled to highly skilled depending on the career in horticulture. A materials handler needs few skills, but an inspector needs many skills to check for quality, for insects or diseases or for following governmental rules.
Personal Interests and Qualifications Before seeking a job one must consider: Work inside or outside or a combination Work in a group or alone Work with people or plants Work at routine tasks or varying jobs Physical strength to do the job
Educational Qualifications Educational qualifications vary depending on the careers High school graduate or less for unskilled entry-level jobs Technical degree for skilled jobs Bachelors, masters or doctorate degree for most professional areas because of required licenses, paperwork, research and/or teaching
Career Outlook Outlook for the horticulture industry is expected to grow because of the increase in population and new home construction. I see plants in your future!