Category: News

HortEducationBC becomes!

Big news for HortEducationBC! We are rebranding to and have launched a brand-new website! Our website has new features including: • A calendar of run dates for training institution’s apprentice programs and info sessions • Job listings for apprentices to connect with Employer/sponsors • Online learning resource ordering and payment • Forms for... Read more »

Notice of Career Fairs for Employers Looking for Employees

There are two upcoming Career fairs that may be of interest to horticulture industry employers looking for employees. Prepare for Canada Is hosting a year long online fair for new Canadian immigrants settling in BC. The attendees will be immigrants who have already landed in BC as well as those who have their immigration visa ready and... Read more »

Fall semester courses at Gaia College

Gaia College is the leading institution offering online and in class Organic Land Care learning opportunities. Our popular Organic Master Gardener/Organic Horticulture Specialist course introduces the science and practice of organic horticulture while preparing participants to write the SOUL Accreditation exam. Our online and classroom courses are offered through Gaia College and Educational Partners, including... Read more »

North Island College Winter 2018 Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship – Level 1

North Island College is offering Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship – Level 1 in an enriched format. This format is delivered evenings and weekends for 12 weeks. Location: Comox Valley Campus Duration: 12 weeks Hours per week: 20 Total hours: 240 Times: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5:30-9:30 p.m. & Seven Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Schedule: Jan 29 – Apr 20, 2018 Tuition:... Read more »

Wesley Hawley Memorial Award 2017

The Wesley Hawley Memorial Award was presented at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s, School of Horticulture Scholarships & Awards Celebration, on April 4th, 2017. Congratulations to Aaron Smith, who completed his Arborist Technician technical training at Kwantlen in March. Lindsay Lindholm, HEBC staff member, presented the award.  Aaron has great dedication and enthusiasm for his career in... Read more »

Pacific Horticulture College Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 4 Program – Part-Time

Location: Pacific Horticulture College, 505 Quayle Road, Victoria BC, V9E 2J7 Duration: 4 months Hours per week: 6 to 9 Times: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9pm, some Saturday mornings Schedule: August to December, 2017 Tuition: $1,100 (includes course materials) Other Fees: $20 application fee Contact: [email protected] or 250-479-3210 Web:

KPU School of Horticulture Info Session

Ever wondered about a career in horticulture? Curious about the education options available? Join us for an information session and learn about our cutting-edge facilities. Meet faculty, current students and alumni to find out more about KPU’s programs and careers in the horticulture industry. School of Horticulture Information Session Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:30-8pm KPU... Read more »

Gaia College Spring Semester

Gaia College’s spring semester is just around the corner. Have a look at their upcoming courses and diploma programs. Online Courses: Business Skills for Land Care Professionals Ecological Plant Knowledge 1 – Natives Ecological Plant Knowledge 2 – Ornamentals Ecological Landscape Design Growing Food 1 – Fundamentals Growing Food 2... Read more »

Gaia College winter courses are starting January 9, 2017

Online Courses Business Skills for Land Care Professionals Ecological Landscape Design Growing Food 1 – Fundamentals Growing Food 2 – Growing Nutrient Dense and High Energy Food Living Green Infrastructure Organic Horticulture Specialist Organic Land Care Accreditation Organic Master Gardener Rainwater Harvesting and Management SketchUp Pro for Landscape Design Systems Thinking for Environmental Professionals Earn Continuing Education... Read more »

HortEducationBC in the Okanagan Press News

The Okanagan Press included HEBC in Arlana Tanner’s article Secondary Education planning starts here about the Kelowna Education & Career Fairs. HEBC was happy to attend and meet so many youth and adults exploring their career options. Thank you Kelowna, British Columbia for being such an engaging bunch! Thank you to Bylands Garden Centre and... Read more »