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Registration Deadline Extended for the January 2024 Arborist Technician Apprentice Technical Training

The deadline for apprentices to register for the in-school training portion for the Arborist Technician certification has been extended until January 5th. Don’t delay; seats are limited, and the next class will not run until January 2025. This 8-week program runs from Jan 08, 2024–Mar 01, 2024, at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley Campus. KPU... Read more »

The wait is over! Take the Red Seal InterProvincial Exam Preparation Workshop Anytime!

The wait is over! You can now take the Red Seal InterProvincial Exam Preparation Workshop whenever you are ready to start your preparations. No more waiting for a scheduled workshop! HortEducation.ca in partnership with the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association, previously held biannual online workshops with instructor Egan Davis for Red Seal InterProvincial Exam Preparation.... Read more »

NEW Canadian Apprenticeship Service Grant – Employers receive up to $10,000 grants for new apprentices

Employers! Hiring apprentices or starting your current employees on the apprenticeship path has more funding than ever before with the launch of a new Canadian Apprenticeship Service grant. This is in addition to the existing $9500 (additional $3,750 for eligible minorities) in tax credits available for employers. This means in total, there is now a... Read more »

Employers that sponsor Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist apprentices receive up to $9500 in tax credits

Apprenticeship is learning a trade through mentorship. A sponsor trains and mentors an apprentice by sharing their wisdom from years of experience in the industry. Training through apprenticeship benefits companies raises your company skillset, benefiting both your company and the Landscape Industry. It enables your business to provide clients with an experienced, educated crew. The... Read more »

HortEducationBC Update – Effective January 1, 2019

HortEducationBC Stakeholder Update January 4, 2019 Background In 2005 HortEducationBC (HEBC) became the first Industry Training Organization (ITO) under a newly developed arms-length Government Organization called the Industry Training Authority (ITA). HEBC’s original mandate was quite broad. It included program standards development within the ITA, as well as professional development activities as deemed necessary by... Read more »