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Ewing offers courses for green industry professionals

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The new curriculum focuses on helping landscape and irrigation professionals become more competitive and profitable.

| November 10, 2011

Green Industry professionals can learn new skills, get CEUs, and gain business ideas with Ewing’s new classes for 2011-2012.
 
The new course line-up includes affordable, half-day courses that offer busy contractors a convenient way to build their skills and get trained in new technologies.
 
Courses will be offered through April at various locations throughout the U.S. Interested professionals can search for courses by state, and register at www.ewingeducationservices.com.
 
Ewing’s new classes are divided into four main tracks: irrigation and water management, turf, lighting and business.
 
Irrigation and Water Management
Ewing’s irrigation and water management track features new courses that will cover topics from two-wire technology, to electrical troubleshooting and irrigation system renovations:

    Irrigation Troubleshooting: Four Secrets to Successful Irrigation System Renovation
    Electrical Troubleshooting & Advanced Fault Finding
    Two-Wire or Not Two-Wire: Understanding Two-Wire Decoder Systems
    Landscape Irrigation Auditor
    Combo Class: Electrical Troubleshooting/Advance Fault Finding & Two-Wire Technology

Two irrigation classes: Irrigation Troubleshooting and Electrical Troubleshooting and Advanced Fault Finding will be taught in Spanish in select areas.
 
Ewing will once again offer our popular Landscape Irrigation Auditor prep course in areas where the Irrigation Association’s Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) test will be offered.
 
Business, Lighting, Turf and More
An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) class on turf and plant disease identification and chemical treatments will be among the new courses in the turf, lighting and business tracks. These new courses include:

    Integrated Pest Management: Herbicides & Fungicides
    Landscape Lighting Design & Installation: Selling Customer Satisfaction
    Presentations and Portfolios: Selling Skills for the Landscape Professional

Landscape Lighting Design and Installation will cover unique lighting designs that enhance nighttime security and curb appeal, the advantages of LEDs, common lighting mistakes and more.
 
A new business development class, Presentations & Portfolios: Selling Skills for Landscape Professionals, will be taught this season by John Binkele, Ewing’s director of business education services.
 
“This program is a terrific opportunity for anybody in sales to hone their selling skills,” Binkele said.
 
Additional hardscape training opportunities will be announced later this year.

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