An education in lawn care

FIRST APPRENTICESHIP: Coventry-based SeaScape Lawn Care Inc. was chosen by the R.I. Nursery and Landscaping ­Association to host the industry’s first apprenticeship program. From left, James Wilkinson, president, and Michael ­Graeminger, senior lawn technician, with their motorized fertilizer spreader. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
FIRST APPRENTICESHIP: Coventry-based SeaScape Lawn Care Inc. was chosen by the R.I. Nursery and Landscaping ­Association to host the industry’s first apprenticeship program. From left, James Wilkinson, president, and Michael ­Graeminger, senior lawn technician, with their motorized fertilizer spreader. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SeaScape Lawn Care Inc.’s owner and president, James Wilkinson, has always taken an interest in the education and skills of his workers. “[I’ve] never been able to hire people with the skills I’m looking for,” and created “a comprehensive training program” to fill in the gaps, he said. It takes a new employee “a minimum…

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