Workforce Development

TCIA's workforce development seeks to unite employers and job seekers by providing employers with recruitment tools and job seekers with an industry career center. Whether you are a veteran arborist with your own tree care business or it is your first time hearing about this exciting industry, come explore the opportunities within Outside Careers!


Outside careers was launched by Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) in Fall 2017 as an industry resource to promote careers in arboriculture. Since then, the site has morphed into a movement that provides our industry with a voice and advocates for careers in tree care.

Let’s be honest, the tree care industry is awesome and more people need to know about it!

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Career Center

Brought to you by the Tree Care Industry Association, CAREERCENTER is the industry’s dedicated job board. Get connected today with your ideal candidate.

Our career center is industry-specific – job seekers are interested in careers in arboriculture.

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  • Gain access to 5,500+ applicants… and growing!
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Student Career Day

Student Career Day (SCD) is the student component of TCI EXPO. Open to students enrolled in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry and related programs at all levels, this annual event is the largest FREE career development event for students in the industry.

Whether you’re a student, a tree care company, or a tree care industry supplier, manufacturer or service provider, SCD is a valuable event for you. Keep reading to find out why!

  • Students and instructors receive complimentary entry to the trade show floor and all of the educational seminars for all three days of TCI EXPO.
  • Our free students-only Job and Internship Fair features some of the biggest names in tree care and gives students the chance to interview with them.
  • Students compete in climbing events for the chance to win gift certificates for merchandise, compliments of STIHL.
  • Free food, t-shirts and giveaways.
  • Plus…TCIA has limited funding available through TCIAF to reimburse the students for some of their travel expenses.

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Contact us at or 800-733-2622.