ITA is now accepting applications for the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Challenge Exam. For more information go to our ‘Employers Info’ page. There you will find a link to the application. If you have any questions contact ITA Customer Service for any assistance; (778) 328.8700 1 (866) 606.6011 [email protected]
The Falling & Bucking Endorsement for Journeyperson Utility Arborist’s and Journeyperson Arborist Technician’s is now administered by HEBC. For more information click here.
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.
We are excited to announce that the Arborist Technician Challenge Exam is now available to write. For more information, and a link to the form click here.
HEBC’s office moved to #182 – 5489 Byrne Rd, Burnaby, BC. We look forward to seeing you at our new office in Burnaby.
HortEducation.ca is presently forming a Landscape Standards Task Force, this committee will represent the expertise found within the Landscaping Industry. Definition: A task force is a group of people who are temporarily assigned to work together to achieve a very specific and clearly defined objective. This trade task force will be established to work specifically... Read more »
The Red Seal Exam for Landscape Horticulturist will likely be available in September of 2011. Stay tuned for full details. Click here for further details about the Red Seal program. Contact Anne Kadwell with any questions.
New Program for Arboriculture The July/August issue of HortWest has an article on the new Arboriculture Program available January 9, 2012. To read the article click here.
We will come to you to, answer any questions you may have about the process of registering your apprentice, applying for Sign-Off Authority, or to apply to write the challenge exam. Contact Annika Ingram, [email protected] or 604.430.0422.
June 1 – 4, 2011 – Quebec City, Quebec – Centre de Foires, Expocite Over 40 trades and technology contest areas (Including Landscape Gardening) 20,000 total attendance 500 Competitors from across Canada 200,000 square feet of competition space Started in 1994, the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) remains the only event of its kind in... Read more »
“Equivalency Status” is now “Sign-Off Authority” In the past, ITA established a process for granting “equivalency status” to sponsors, this would enable uncertified individuals to sign-off their apprentices when they met the requirements for challenging certification in the trade. The term “equivalency”, however, has created confusion and difficulty for industry. Many have interpreted this recognition... Read more »
Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice Read the full article on the benefits of hiring an apprentice in the May issue of HortWest. Click on this link http://issuu.com/bclna/docs/hortwest_2011-05 and go to page 11.