Conserva Irrigation's CareerTech Academy Helps Aspiring Job Seekers Find Work Amid COVID-19 Crisis
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Conserva Irrigation's CareerTech Academy Helps Aspiring Job Seekers Find Work Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Water Conservation Leader's Four-Week Workforce Development Program Prepares Trainees for Career in Irrigation

RICHMOND, Va., April 1, 2020 // PRNewswire // - Conserva Irrigation, the only national outdoor irrigation company founded on the concept of water conservation, announced today the completion of its 2nd CareerTech Academy. Led by Conserva's Jay Gray, an Irrigation Association certified and 30-year accredited member, the CareerTech Academy helps young men and women with little or no irrigation experience immediately find technician jobs upon course completion with a Conserva Irrigation franchised location.

"This is one of the most challenging times in our nation's history and we know that unfortunately many people have and will continue to lose their jobs as a result of COVID-19," said Russ Jundt, founder & brand leader of Conserva Irrigation. "We're fortunate to be in a situation where we are still hiring and looking for talented technicians to work in our franchised territories across the country. Our two-week CareerTech Academy allows us to quickly identify talent, teach trainees about the irrigation business and prepare them for a rewarding career as an irrigation technician. It's exciting and we look forward to hosting more in the near future."

For this particular training, in addition to the classroom training, Conserva's CareerTech Academy trainees handled the inspection, service, system start up and repairs at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, N.C. Local franchisee Dave Perfater hosted the trainees and permitted them to use vans and service customers in his market to learn the craft.

"Hosting young men and women looking for a jump-start to their irrigation career and teaching them the business has been one of the highlights of my time with Conserva," said Perfater. "It means even more to me considering the current unemployment situation in our country. I congratulate our Academy graduates and look forward to seeing them succeed in the field very shortly."

Conserva plans on conducting an additional two to three academies in 2020. Operating underneath the Outdoor Living Brands umbrella, Conserva Irrigation remains the only environmentally responsible irrigation company with a franchise business model focused on providing repair and maintenance practices for commercial and residential sprinkler systems.

For more information about Conserva's CareerTech Academy, visit

About Conserva Irrigation

Founded as a franchise in 2017, Conserva Irrigation is the only national outdoor irrigation company founded on the principle of water conservation. The brand is part of Outdoor Living Brands, a market-leading franchisor of premium residential and commercial outdoor living services. With 91 territories operating across the country and growing, Conserva Irrigation is helping home and business owners reduce water consumption through its use of a proprietary irrigation auditing system and water-efficient irrigation products. Conserva Irrigation recently debuted on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2020 Franchise 500 list at #296. For more information about Conserva Irrigation, visit or

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