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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 »

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Team Members

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Team Members Front Left to Right: Derek Churchill (Volunteer), Silver Medal Winners Ridha Al-Rammahi & Hussein Al-Rammahi, Middle: Jamie Lamonte (Volunteer), Gold Medal Winners Matthew Schmalz & Stuart Albertson, Lindsay Lindholm (HortEducation.ca Staff), Lori Karr (KPU Team Coach) Back: Bill Hardy (HortEducation.ca Staff), Rob Welsh (Competition Technical Chair),... Read more »

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Silver Medal Winners Profile

Ridha Al-Rammahi & Hussein Al-Rammahi teammates and brothers, won the silver medal in the 2018 Skills Canada BC Landscape Gardening Competition. Ridha and Hussein are Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist apprentices who have recently completed their Level 1 technical training at KPU School of Horticulture. Ridha and Hussein work for Para Space Landscaping Inc.. Para Space sponsors... Read more »

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Gold Medal Winners Profile

Stuart Albertson & Matthew Schmalz won the gold medal in the 2018 Skills Canada BC Landscape Gardening Competition and will represent British Columbia at the 2018 Skills Canada National Landscape Gardening Competition in Edmonton, AB June 4th – 5th. Photo Left: Matthew Schmalz, Photo Right: Stuart Albertson Stuart Albertson is a Landscape Diploma student, studying at KPU School of Horticulture. Stuart... Read more »

Gaia College Spring Courses for Professionals & Gardening Enthusiasts

  Get ready with courses starting May 7th (Late enrollment accepted until May 21, except for SketchUp Pro which is May 14)   Find the online course best suited to landscape professionals, home/community gardeners and small food growers.     Landscape professionals Organic Master Gardener Organic Horticulture Specialist Ecological Landscape Design Ecological Plant Knowledge 1 – Ornamentals Sketchup... Read more »

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Winners

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Winners GOLD MEDAL Stuart Albertson & Matthew Schmalz SILVER MEDAL Ridha Al-Rammahi & Hussein Al-Rammahi Both were outstanding teams who are students at KPU School of Horticulture studying the Landscape Diploma and Red Seal Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship. Find more on both of the teams including pictures of their... Read more »

Update on Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Harmonization

  All Red Seal Trades in Canada are undergoing an Harmonization Initiative to substantively align apprenticeship across Canada, and to improve the mobility of apprentices, support increased completion rates, and enable employers to access a larger pool of qualified employees. The Landscape Horticulturist apprenticeship has been redeveloped in consultation with industry and training representatives from... Read more »

Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal IP Exam Prep Course February 2018 @ UBC, Vancouver

Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Inter-Provincial Exam Prep Course This course is a preparation class for the Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Inter-Provincial Exam. Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 Time: 9am to 1pm Location: UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research 6804 Marine Drive SW, Vancouver Instructor: Egan Davis (Instructor at UBC Botanical Garden & Centre... Read more »

Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal IP Exam Prep Course @ PHC, Victoria, BC

Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Inter-Provincial Exam Prep Course This course is a preparation class for the Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Inter-Provincial Exam. Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017 Time: 12pm to 4pm Location: Pacific Horticulture College 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Instructor: Egan Davis (Instructor at UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research) Price: $85.00 + $4.25 GST... Read more »