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    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 - 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.
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  • #2
    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

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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        What kind of things do you do to promote that you are certified?
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        • #5
          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.

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          • #6
            Have you ever considered making up stickers for your trailer or signs for your truck that said this?
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            • #7
              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.

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              • #8
                Oh I see.

                Are you allowed to put the logo on your printed marketing material?
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                • #9
                  Yes they give you a special logo to use along with the logo that I have for the business membership.

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