Presentation on theme: "Employability Skills in Horticulture"— Presentation transcript:
1Employability Skills in Horticulture Objective: Describe skills needed for employment and careers in the horticulture industry.
2What is Horticulture?Horticulture comes from the Latin words hortus which means “garden” and cultorum which means “cultivation”.Horticulture is the cultivation, processing and marketing of flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits and nuts.
3Divisions of Horticulture Fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plantsFloricultureLandscape and nursery industryOlericulturePomology
4FloricultureFloriculture is the science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, designing, and marketing flowering plants.
5Landscape and NurseryLandscape and nursery industry is the science and practice of propagation, growing, planting, maintaining and using grasses, annuals, shrubs and trees.
6OlericultureOlericulture is the science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, processing and marketing vegetables.
7PomologyPomology is the science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, processing and marketing tree grown fruits.
8Importance of Horticulture Horticulture has three main areas of importance.EconomicAestheticEnvironmental
9Economic ImportanceThe horticulture industry puts over $25 billion dollars into the U.S. economy annually.Provides jobsProduces food (fruits, vegetables, nuts)Increases value of homes through landscaping
10Aesthetic value (appearance) Improves the appearance of homes and buildings through landscapingImproves the appearance of land from fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops grown.
11Includes health and comfort EnvironmentalIncludes health and comfortcleans airprevents erosionprovides shadenutrition
13Grows vegetables and flowers including Greenhouse EmployeeGrows vegetables and flowers includingcut flowersbedding plantspotted plantshanging basketsPerforms both sexual and asexual propagation of plants
14Nursery EmployeeGrows seedlings and plants for landscaping, replanting in forests, or producing fruit
15Garden Center Employee Cares for plantsmoves plants and suppliesarranges and displays plants and suppliessells plants and supplies
16Grounds 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
17Responsible for maintenance of: Golf Course EmployeeResponsible for maintenance of:golf course including turfgrassirrigation and drainagesand traptrees and shrubsbuildings and equipment
18Park EmployeeMaintains plants, grounds, buildings, facilities, equipment and driveways in national, state, city or privately owned parks
19What qualifications do I need to work in the horticulture industry?
20SkillsSkills 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.
21Personal Interests and Qualifications Before seeking a job one must consider:Work inside or outside or a combinationWork in a group or aloneWork with people or plantsWork at routine tasks or varying jobsPhysical strength to do the job
22Educational Qualifications Educational qualifications vary depending on the careersHigh school graduate or less for unskilled entry-level jobsTechnical degree for skilled jobsBachelors, masters or doctorate degree for most professional areas because of required licenses, paperwork, research and/or teaching
23I see plants in your future! Career OutlookOutlook for the horticulture industry is expected to grow because of the increase in population and new home construction.I see plants in your future!