Bay resident wins event at national landscape competition
Cole Jacobs of Bay Village won an event and added another Top 10 finish while representing Cuyahoga Community College at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.
His performance helped Tri-C finish first among community colleges and fourth overall at the competition, held March 14-17 in North Carolina. The event attracted more than 60 of the top horticulture and landscape programs in the country.
Jacobs teamed with a classmate to win the irrigation assembly event, contributing to the four individual titles won by Tri-C students. He also posted a Top 10 score in landscape plant installation (third).
The annual student competition is organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals to boost job recruitment in the landscape industry, where there is high demand for skilled workers.
Tri-C has emerged as a powerhouse in the competition in recent years, placing fifth overall in 2017, third in 2016, 10th in 2015 and fifth in 2014.
Tri-C’s Plant Science and Landscape Technology program — based at Eastern Campus in Highland Hills — prepares students for careers in landscape design and construction; garden center or nursery management; and other horticulture fields.
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