Green Industries Institute Provides Training to Atlantis Resort, Bahamas Horticulture Staff

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Green Industries Institute recently provided an online 8-week Certified Horticulture Professional preparation short course and conducted an onsite train-the-trainer seminar for the horticulture department of Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas.

Green Industries Institute recently provided an online 8-week Certified Horticulture Professional preparation short course and conducted an onsite train-the-trainer seminar for the horticulture department of Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas.

In March of this year, 11 employees of Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas enrolled in the Monticello-based Green Industries Institute as online students in the 8-week Certified Horticulture Professional (CHP) preparation short course. This course is designed to prepare individuals for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) Certified Horticulture Professional certification examination. Historically, students who take the preparatory short course have a 96% success rate in achieving certification by FNGLA.

In addition to the online training, Ms. Gale Allbritton, Executive Director, and Ms. Joy Dorst, Chief Learning Officer, of Green Industries Institute, presented an onsite CHP train-the-trainer seminar to 13 horticulture employees and management of Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, operated by Kerzner International. Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. Kerzner's flagship brand is Atlantis, which includes Atlantis, Paradise Island, an ocean-themed destination resort in The Bahamas.

Ms. Allbritton has donated a portion of her personal horticulture library collection to several of the Atlantis staff to continue and further their education in the horticulture industry.

The ultimate goal of key management at Atlantis is to increase the professionalism of their staff and to ultimately form an association of certified professionals in the Bahamas. This new association will encompass all of the islands' resort staff and area horticulture professionals, using FNGLA certification as a standard of excellence and accessing the valuable professional experience of Green Industries Institute as their professional training provider.

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