AMHERST, Mass. - The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts will host its 4th annual Job Fair on Tues., Feb. 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.
More than 100 companies will be seeking qualified students and graduates for full-time jobs and internship positions in urban tree care, park management, fruit and crop production, horticulture, landscaping, turfgrass management, and business management. Several Stockbridge alumni who own and/or manage businesses will be among the group of recruiters.
Students in the Stockbridge School, the College of Food and Natural Resources, and other interested UMass students are encouraged to attend. Prospective students and Stockbridge graduates from the past 15 years also have been invited to participate.
The Stockbridge School offers the associate of science degree in six majors, including arboriculture and park management, equine industries, fruit and vegetable crops, horticulture, landscape contracting, and turfgrass management.
According to Nancy Garrabrants, director of Stockbridge School and a UMass alumna, "Because there is a severe shortage of qualified workers available in these industries, there currently is a surplus of job opportunities for those possessing the right combination of academic background and highly specialized, technical training related to these skills."