Category: News

Funding Available for Employers

The Get Youth Working! Program, funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, offers employers a $2,800 hiring incentive (up to 3 employees at $2,800 each) to hire eligible youth 15 – 29 years of age.  Additionally, employers may request up to $1,000 to purchase traning for the newly hired youth. Employer Criteria In operation... Read more »

Urban Foresters Symposium

Anne Kadwell will be at the Urban Foresters Symposium taking place at the CanWest Horticulture Show on Sept 19th.  She will provide an update on the Arboriculture Apprenticeship Program and answer all your questions. For more information on the Symposium, click here.

HEBC Sponsors Pre-Show Clinic at CanWest

HEBC is sponsoring ‘How to Sell Contracting Service Successfully’ at the CanWest Horticulture Show.  Annika Ingram will be there to answer all your questions about the apprenticeship programs. For more information about this seminar click here.

HortWest Article – SkillsBC & SkillsCanada

Check out the article written in BCLNA’s HortWest about the SkillsBC & SkillsCanada competitions.  Go to page 10 to read the article, click here to view the online magazine.

Level 1 & 2 Landscape/Production Apprenticeship now offered in Burnaby

Burnaby School District’s Community & Continuing Education Division, at the Canada Way Education Centre, will be offering Level 1 and Level 2 Landscape/Production Horticulture Apprenticeship program. Level 1 will begin in October of 2012, and Level 2 will begin in January of 2013. For more information click here.

SkillsBC Competition

The BC Skills Competition took place on April 18th at Tradex in Abbotsford. Nicole McWalters and Jessie Lyons from Camosun College, and Dillon Mennie and Kevin O’Connor from Kwantlen Polytechnic University were the competitors this year.           The competitors were provided with a design and all the materials, and had to... Read more »

Program Financial Support

There will be changes to the application process for Program Fnancial Supports for Apprentices for any courses that begin April 2, 2012 and beyond.  For more information, click here.

BC Certifed Fallers

Individuals who are a current BC Certified Faller from the BC Forest Safety Council and are CUA’s or AT’s can apply for the WUAA/HEBC Falling and Bucking Endorsement and do not need to complete the field evaluation. For more information go click here, to go to the Growing Careers page.

Falling & Bucking Endorsement

The Falling & Bucking Endorsement for Journeyperson Utility Arborist’s and Journeyperson Arborist Technician’s is now administered by HEBC.  For more information click here.

Utility Arborist Trade

The Utility Arborist Trade is now residing under HortEducation.ca. For information on a career as a Utility Arborist visit our ‘Growing Careers’ page.  For information on becoming a Utility Arborist Apprentice, visit our ‘Apprentice Info‘ page.