Category: News

New BC Member on Skills Canada National Committee

Annika Ingram, Ingram Landscape by Design, BCLNA member and supported by HEBC, has joined the landscape gardening Skills Canada National competition committee. She has been the BC Chair for the SkillsBC competition for the last three years and will bring her experience forward to the October planning meeting for the landscape gardening Skills Canada National competition. ... Read more »

Arboriculture Apprenticeship Program Update

Level one – Arborist Technician – is planned to be launched the Spring of 2011. HEBC and ITA will be approaching potential training institutions who may deliver the schooling. Throughout the summer of 2010, HEBC, the Arborist Steering Committee and the industry will be developing Level Two, Climbing Arborist; and Level Three, Field Arborist. All... Read more »

Skills Canada BC – Provincial Competition

The philosophy of Skills Canada competitions is to reward students for excellence provide a forum for industry and education to work together in evaluating student performance keep training relevant to employers’ needs. Skills Canada events are also the largest showcase of trade and technology occupations in the province, providing visitors with a chance to access... Read more »

Red Seal for Landscape Horticulture Update

The purpose of Red Seal Trades is; “to acquire standardization of provincial and territorial training and certification. The program also assists skilled workers at the journeyperson level to work and move to different locates throughout Canada.” The Government of Canada – Human Resources Services Development Canada (HRSDC) approved the Landscape Horticulture Trade as a Red... Read more »

Employer and employee buy into education

Article from HortWest – September 2009 In today’s challenging business culture, many horticultural companies are considering how to create or maintain a leading edge in the industry. Vista Landscape Services Ltd. is enrolling Danielle Dobson into the Level 1 Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Program, commencing September 28. Kevin Slack, owner of Vista states, “We’ve always told... Read more »