The university will host a trade show and a career fair in Lackham

The WILTSHIRE College & University Center will host a trade fair and career fair this summer to celebrate and promote the diversity of options available in the sector.

The event will take place at the 1,000-acre Lackham campus – home to the College’s diverse range of land courses – on Friday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has a particular focus on landscaping and landscaping trades. ‘horticulture.

Industry suppliers and employers are encouraged to participate in the event by holding trade or information stands.

Already, several leading organizations have signed up, including the National Trust and the Forestry Commission, as well as leading equipment manufacturers and service providers such as Kersten, Dennis and EcoSulis.

Schools and visitors are welcome as the fair aims to showcase the various career options available and provide students with the opportunity to meet potential employers.

The show will also promote innovation within the industry through experts from the region and provide key industry associations with potential opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

Victoria Fiander, Horticulture Assessor at Lackham and event organiser, said: “We are delighted to be able to host a trade show and career fair at Lackham to showcase the vast opportunities available in the horticulture and countryside. We are delighted that so many organizations have already agreed to participate.

“The horticulture and landscape industries continue to diversify and adapt for sustainability and in response to the global climate crisis. By responding positively to these challenges, the industry will benefit from expanding business opportunities and an abundance of career opportunities.

“As a training provider of a wide range of horticultural qualifications, collaboration with industry is essential to ensure learners are aligned with current industry ideas and solutions.

“This allows us to train our students to industry standards, provide demonstration of best practices and add value to employers looking for a highly skilled workforce capable of meeting future challenges. .”

The College’s Lackham campus is a major center for land-based education that promotes productivity and sustainability and equips its students with the skills and knowledge to support land-based industries.

Lackham is also a Royal Horticulture Society Certified Training Center and all courses are designed to meet the demands and needs of students and employers.

Other companies and organizations are invited to register by visiting https://bit.ly/3Pql4xB. Schools and visitors can also register their attendance.

For more information, contact Victoria Fiander via [email protected]

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