After spending some time talking to companies looking(some of them seem near desperate) . . . we do not have enough good young people coming into this industry. They/we need you!
I; of course, did my usual cherry picking . . . looking for a few contractors who could use my services*. It is completely impossible to tell what may come form this search. I can say that in past years close to nothing much(but someday will) has come from spending time with these folks at the job fair.
Most want full-time people and I understand completely. Anyway . . .
Young people are needed, they are needed badly, and they are not showing up.
If you like working outside, don’t mind getting dirty, and want to make the World a better place to live there is a lot of great opportunity out there . . . literally, just reach out and grab it. This industry needs people, and needs them now.
The educational stuff this AM
There’s only one way to say it, the landscape design track today stunk, I mean stunk up the joint. There was no reason for me, or several other long-time designers to go to anything on the landscape design track.
Another year and the powers at hand simply ignore experienced professional designers. Maybe when we all stop coming they’ll take notice.
*My long time readers know that I am always looking for some challenging design work, or graphic work. With the right opportunity I would go just about anywhere for the challenge.