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Steve
12-31-2006, 01:17 PM
Do you ind more and more people are going through the Landscape Technician program? If so how is this changing the competition in the industry?

As economy shifts, workers follow suit (http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061231/BUSINESS/612310355/1001) - After being laid off from Kodak this year, Jack RoAfter being laid off from Kodak this year, Jack Rokos of Irondequoit enrolled in the Rochester Landscape Technician program and found a seasonal job at Country Way Garden Center in Fairport. He loves it but is making far less than what he did at Kodak.

tiedeman
12-31-2006, 06:42 PM
I think that more and more people are doing it, but once they get into this line of work, they realize that it's a lot harder than their last employment

gatewayuser
01-11-2007, 06:21 PM
I am a Ohio Certified Nursery Tech "Landscape" and have been for 2 years. I think it does help give the industry a better name for itself by increasing service/install quality. Also as more people begin to get certified the customers will become more aware of the "true" professionals that exist and how they care about the well being of the industry.

Steve
01-11-2007, 07:41 PM
What kind of things do you do to promote that you are certified?

gatewayuser
01-11-2007, 08:01 PM
I wear a pin, I can use OCNT after my name which draws questions and then I use the certificate in my presentations which works well.

Steve
01-11-2007, 08:47 PM
Have you ever considered making up stickers for your trailer or signs for your truck that said this?

gatewayuser
01-11-2007, 08:50 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 11 2007,8:47)]Have you ever considered making up stickers for your trailer or signs for your truck that said this?
I also have a sticker in the back window of the trucks saying that we employ OCNT's but you have to be careful because your company cannot be certified.

Steve
01-11-2007, 09:07 PM
Oh I see.

Are you allowed to put the logo on your printed marketing material?

gatewayuser
01-11-2007, 09:11 PM
Yes they give you a special logo to use along with the logo that I have for the business membership.