Category: News

National Skills Competition – Saskatoon

The National Skills competition took place from May 27th to 30th in Saskatoon. The Landscape competition is one of the 40 trades represented during the 4 days. As usual, landscape draws a large crown, who come to see how the competitors progress. Four provinces competed; Team Alberta who received Gold, Team Manitoba who received Silver,... Read more »

Results announced for Landscape Competition

Another successful Landscape Competition at SkillsBC.  Gold goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Diploma students; Richard Blackwell & Sarah Pucek.  Silver goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Apprenticeship students Dillon Mennie & Morihiro Okada. Thank you to Judges; Mike Vandergugten, Douglas Luckow and Julio Villegas. Thank you to the sponsors, this competition would not happen without you;... Read more »

Canada-BC Job Grant

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that can help you offset the expense of employee training – and boost the effectiveness of your workforce. The grant covers up to two-thirds of the cost of training an employee, to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. Click here for a quick fact sheet. Bowman... Read more »

In Loving Memory of Wes Hawley

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of a great father, husband, son, brother, and friend – Wesley Hawley who was taken from us far too soon in a tragic work-related accident. Wes passionately pursued life and embraced it whole-heartedly. He truly understood the magic that can be found... Read more »

Canada Apprentice Loan

The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade. Landscape Horticulture is a Red Seal trade. Starting in January 2015, you can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training. The money will be available... Read more »

Canada Apprentice Loan for Landscape Horticulturists

The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.  This loan will be available for Landscape Horticulturist Apprentices, as it is a Red Seal trade. Starting in January 2015, you can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per... Read more »

Climbing Arborist Update

Start date: January 26th, 2015 at EITI in Mission. EITI is still short the number of students required to launch the Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship program. The program was originally designed for an intake of 20 students per class. Our break-even point is a minimum intake of 14 students. Currently they have 10 students on the... Read more »

Open House @ New Office

Come to the new HortEducation.ca/BCLNA office for a bit of chat, a glass of good cheer and a tour of the new office space on Thursday, December 18th, from 4 PM to 7 PM. The new address: #102, 19289 Langley Bypass, Surrey, BC V3S 6K1 Located just north of the 192nd St and Hwy 10/Langley... Read more »

We are moving – again!

We will continue to share an office with the BCLNA.  And have an open house before the Christmas break, so you can come and check out the new space. Our new address will be: #102 – 19289 Langley ByPass Surrey, BC V3S 6K1 Phone number and email will remain.

HEBC Transition

On April 29 the provincial government released the review of the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The reportincluded 29 recommendations, including a recommendation to bring the functions of the Industry Training Organizations (ITO’s) within ITA. Following this announcement, the ITA informed all ITOs, including HortEducation.ca that all Enterprise Partnership Agreements (EPA) would be terminated by October... Read more »

Announcement

Anne Kadwell has made an exciting career move and is no longer working with us at HortEducation.ca. We wish to thank Anne for her dedicated service.

BC Tree Climbing Championship

The BC Tree Climbing Championship is being held at Mundy Park in Coquitlam on September 13th. With the event in its 13th consecutive year, and with momentum building in turnout and support they are introducing some changes particularly with the introduction of an Arborist Education Workshop event. HEBC will be attending, to answer all your... Read more »