Thursday, April 22, 2010
An International Flare
For the past 12 years our Grounds Department has been the host of many International Trainees as well as maintaining the majority of the staff with employees from south of the boarder. We felt it was about time to show the representation of trainees (current and past) and employees flags from their respective countries.
We have hosted trainees from Scotland, China, South Africa(2 trainees), Germany (3) one from France and the core of our staff originated from Mexico. We are currently working with Communicating for Agriculture International Exchange Program (CA) which is based out of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. CA was created in 1985 and today has become the largest agricultural exchange programs in the nation.
Hosting trainees is a wonderful experience and through the program I hope we have been able to teach and train the student not only our maintenance practices and philosophies but also a little bit more about our country and our culture. The friendships that we have created through the years I know are to be life long as I still stay in contact with the majority of our past trainees throughout the years.