Student Career Days
TCIAF’s Student Career Days (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!
SCD at TCI EXPO 2017 will be November 2-4, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
As the largest free career development event for students enrolled in horticulture, forestry and related programs at all levels, SCD is a valuable opportunity for students to get an inside look at the field they’re studying. Still need more convincing?
- 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.
Ready to attend SCD? Please note that all students must be pre-registered and all students competing in a skills event must also provide signed liability waivers.
Stay tuned for SCD registration!
Travel Reimbursement Details
Requests for reimbursement will be considered on a first come, first-served basis. So it literally pays to complete and submit your registration form early!
TCIA determines a school’s reimbursement amount based on number of students attending and location.
For Tree Care Companies, Suppliers, or Manufacturers
Are you looking to build your tree care company brand while also recruiting new talent for your workforce? Becoming a SCD sponsor could be your solution.
In the weeks and months leading up to SCD, sponsors receive name and logo publicity on promotional materials (including posters and t-shirts) that are shared industry-wide. At the event, sponsors receive direct access to students, a Job & Internship Fair booth, and more.
Questions? Interested in learning more? Contact Amy Tetreault.
Job & Internship Fair
Are you a tree care company owner looking to meet the best and brightest entering the workforce? Consider participating in the SCD Job and Internship Fair on Saturday, November 4.
TCIAF anticipates more than 200+ collegiate and vocational students will attend Student Career Days at TCI EXPO this November. These students are career-focused and many will come to Columbus specifically for the Job Fair to meet potential employers.
Interested? Questions? Contact Mai Chen.
- Congratulations to all the participants and winners from our 2016 event! View the 2016 student scores.
- Read more about the 2016 event.
- Thanks also to our 2016 partners:
STIHL, Ahlum & Arbor, Bartlett Tree Experts, Bandit Industries, Inc., BrightView Tree Care Services, Davey Tree Expert Company, the International Society of Arboriculture, SavATree, and Vermeer.
- More Student Career Days:
- “Student Career Days: The Student Becomes the Master … and the Sponsor” (TCI Magazine, September 2015)
- Check out videos from TCI EXPO and SCD over the years
View photos from the 2016 event
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