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Brigitte Orrick (’05) joins TCIA

May 15, 2016 – Brigitte Orrick (’05 M.S. forestry and forest products) joined the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) as director of workforce development. In this role, she manages TCIA’s new Green Industry Workforce Development initiative, which aims to recruit young people into the tree care profession. The initiative will accomplish this by organizing, energizing, and directing a grassroots network of employers, who will provide the resources necessary to attract students to green industry careers.

Specifically, the network will assist targeted technical training centers and two-year college and four-year university programs through financial contributions to the schools, hands-on training for the students, and guidance for the faculty and career counselors. The network will also help establish new programs in major tree care markets, so students can have the option of earning degrees and/or training certificates in their green industry discipline of choice.

Orrick was most recently the dean of trade, industry and apprenticeship at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. She was recently awarded the Patriot Award for assisting a member of the Wisconsin National Guard in finding employment.

[Adapted from a TCIA press release.]


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