Published by PRWEB.com
NEWPORT NEWS, VA. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 29, 2015
Erin Snyder Dixon, manager of Orlando's Landscaping was chosen as the 2015 Graduate of the Year by the Penn Foster family of schools, after successfully completing a diploma in Small Engines.
The Orlando's Landscaping motto is, "When knowledge defines who you are." President, Stephen Orlando personally sees that every employee is on an education track to constantly improve personal skills. Orlando's is a leading commercial landscaping company, dedicated to meeting the esthetic needs of clients while working to reduce the environmental impact on the environment.
As part of a strategy to reduce staff down-time, increase equipment longevity, and reduce contributing to landfill waste, Orlando's implemented a program to bring more maintenance and repairs in-house. This initiative offered staff members an opportunity to expand responsibilities and make a positive environmental impact, resulting in less down-time, reduced emissions due to transportation of equipment to repair, and reduced repair costs.
As part of implementing the program, Erin Snyder Dixon enrolled in the Penn Foster Career School Small Engine Program. Snyder Dixon already had a strong background in mechanical repair, including automotive and outdoor power equipment, so it was a logical step to earn the solid credentials needed to kick off the program and solidify relationships with vendors.