Category: News

Surrey – BC Jobs Fair

Date: November 23, 2012

Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

HEBC will be attending the BC Jobs Fair at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.  Come and see us at our booth to ask any of your questions about the horticulture apprenticeship programs.  

Annika receives recognition

Skills Canada BC presented Annika Ingram with an award to recognize her for her dedication and expertise as the Provincial Technical Chair for the Landscape Gardening competition. The next Provincial competition will take place April 2013, at the Tradex in Abbotsford. It’s BC’s turn to host the next National competition.  The National Skills Competition will... Read more »

Updated Challenge Exam and SOA Applications

There are now new applications Challenge Exam and Sign-Off Authority applications for all trades.  Go to our Challenge Exam or Sign-Off Authority pages to find the current applications for your trade.

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.