Category: News

HEBC’s Office is moving to Cloverdale

As of July 28th, our office will be moving to the BCLNA office in Cloverdale.  Our new address will be Unit 102 – 5783 176a Street, Surrey, BC V3S 6S6.  Our phone number will remain 604-430-0422, but we will no longer have a fax line.

Sponsoring Hole at the Jane Stock Memorial Golf Tournament

Watch out for HEBC at the BCLNA Jane Stock Memorial Golf Tournament. Annika will be at lucky hole 13, ask about; Becoming a sponsor for an apprentice How to challenge the trade exam The big changes coming up for HEBC And a chance to get a hole in one with a Marshmallow; to be entered... Read more »

Changes for HortEducationBC

Dear Horticulture & Agriculture Stakeholders, Partners and Training Providers It is with sadness, that I bring you the news of the changes to come for the future of On April 30, 2014 the BC government released the “BC’s Skills’ for Jobs Blueprint”. Within this report 29 recommendations that have been mandated for completions by... Read more »

37th Annual Provincial Parks & Grounds Spring Training: Spring Training Event

Date: February 5, 2014 - February 6, 2014

Time: 8:15am – 3:15pm

Location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel, 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC

Spring Training offers two days of educational opportunities for parks and grounds professionals. There is a Maintenance Day and a Horticulture Day, each with education sessions, keynote speakers, and a trade show. will have a booth on Thursday, so come and visit us to find out all about the horticultural apprenticeship program. For more... Read more »

37th Annual Provincial Parks & Grounds Spring Training: Pre-Event Session – Natural Playgrounds | Adam Bienenstock

Date: February 4, 2014

Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Location: Shadbolt Centre for Arts, Studio 103, 6450 Deer lake Avenue, Burnaby,BC

A hands-on workshop on how to justify, design, build, maintain and comply. Participants will create scaled sand models of natural playgrounds using 5 basic elements: changing topography, creating pathways, adding boulders, logs and large trees. This facilitated modeling exercise will illustrate how to interpret CAN/CSA Z614-07 (and 14), CPTED, ADA, Municipal and Provincial Building Codes,... Read more »

ITA Newsletter – Winter 2014

Here is the latest newsletter from ITA covering what is new in apprenticeship and industry in BC.

Arborist Videos – Check it out!

The Arboriculture Videos are up on YouTube.  There you will find 4 different videos.  One that describes the program in general, and then one all about being an Arborist Technician, Climbing Arborist, and Field Arborist. Check it out!

Arborist Technicians – Register at Camosun College

Camosun College is now ready to start accepting registrations for the Arborist Technician apprenticeship program. Visit the Arboriculture Apprenticeship page to find more details on the program and how to register for an ITA number, click here. Contact Annika Ingram for any questions about becoming an apprentice or becoming a sponsor.  Email; [email protected] or Office;... Read more »

Great article by Steve Whysall

Steve Whysall wrote a great article on his blog.  Scroll to the 3rd story about Arborist Technician Jeff Case.

Educational Sponsored seats available – Level 1 Hort Apprenticeship

Date: November 14, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Burnaby Central School. 6011 Deeer Lake Way, Burnaby

January 20th intake at the Canada Way Education Centre has educational sponsored seats available.  This means that your tuition will be covered by Douglas College Training Group.  You are still required to be industry sponsored by your employer.  To review the steps to register as a Landscape Horticulturist click here. Interested students must attend a... Read more »

How do I become … an arborist

A great article was written in ‘The Guardian’, on how an Arborist in London made a career out of his boyhood hobby of tree climbing.  Here is the link;

PNW-ISA Climbing Competition

Date: September 21, 2013 - September 22, 2013

Time: From 8 AM

Location: Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture

HEBC is a Pacific Yew Sponsor for the PNW-ISA Tree Climbing Competition.  Annika will be there all day Saturday, to answer any questions about the Arborist Technician and Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship programs. The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to host the 2013 Chapter TCC at Green Timbers Urban Forest... Read more »