By Jerry Ashmore
Director of Workforce Development & Safety
It was a great summer for college interns from Clemson and Virginia Tech as they learned more about the horticultural industry from The Greenery. We had 4 outstanding college students for our summer 2018 program. The 12 week paid program gave them a glimpse into all aspects of a landscape company, with interns rotating through all the departments within the organization. Interns also stayed in corporate housing and they were excited to be living near the beach in their “off hours.”
For over 20 years, student interns have participated from schools all over the nation, including locally in the Carolinas. This summer’s interns included Chanceler Henderson and Brandon Walters from Virginia Tech, David Reuss from Auburn University and Vernon Dennis from Clemson. Three of the interns are pictured here in a meeting with The Greenery Inc. staff members (left to right) Tim Drake, Melissa Brock, and Janet Davoli.
The internship program is year round. As an industry leader, we feel it is our obligation to help develop the next generation of horticulturalists through the internship program. Plus, it is a pipeline for finding exceptional employees after they have completed their college educations. For more information about the internship program, call us at our main office - 843-785-3848.