Category: News

HEBC’s office has moved

HEBC’s office moved to #182 – 5489 Byrne Rd, Burnaby, BC.  We look forward to seeing you at our new office in Burnaby.

Looking for Industry Volunteers

HortEducation.ca is presently forming a Landscape Standards Task Force, this committee will represent the expertise found within the Landscaping Industry. Definition: A task force is a group of people who are temporarily assigned to work together to achieve a very specific and clearly defined objective. This trade task force will be established to work specifically... Read more »

Red Seal Exam for Landscape Horticulturist

The Red Seal Exam for Landscape Horticulturist will likely be available in September of 2011.  Stay tuned for full details. Click here for further details about the Red Seal program. Contact Anne Kadwell with any questions.

17th Skills Canada National Competition

June 1 – 4, 2011 – Quebec City, Quebec – Centre de Foires, Expocite Over 40 trades and technology contest areas (Including Landscape Gardening) 20,000 total attendance 500 Competitors from across Canada 200,000 square feet of competition space Started in 1994, the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) remains the only event of its kind in... Read more »

Change in Terminology

“Equivalency Status” is now “Sign-Off Authority” In the past, ITA established a process for granting “equivalency status” to sponsors, this would enable uncertified individuals to sign-off their apprentices when they met the requirements for challenging certification in the trade. The term “equivalency”, however, has created confusion and difficulty for industry. Many have interpreted this recognition... Read more »

HEBC article in May issue of HortWest

Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice Read the full article on the benefits of hiring an apprentice in the May issue of HortWest. Click on this link http://issuu.com/bclna/docs/hortwest_2011-05 and go to page 11.

17th Annual SkillsBC Competition – Landscape Gardening

Date: April 20, 2011

Location: Tradex, Abbotsford

For more information on the Landscape Gardening SkillsBC competition click here. To view the 2011 scope document click here. Click here to see photos from the 2010 competition. For more information contact Annika Ingram.

College of New Caledonia Info Session

Date: March 1, 2011

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Quesnel Campus, 100 Campus Way, Quesnel

Quesnel is calling all green thumbs! College of New Caledonia’s next Horticulture Technician Foundation program will start March 28,2011 and run until December 16, 2011. Grade 10 is required and Grade 12 is recommended for entry into this full-time program. Program cost is $4500 and funding opportunities may be available! call us at 250.991.7500 for more information.

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 »