News

17
Oct

Annika receives recognition

Posted On: Wednesday October 17th, 2012

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 »

30
Sep

Updated Challenge Exam and SOA Applications

Posted On: Sunday September 30th, 2012

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.

23
Sep

Funding Available for Employers

Posted On: Sunday September 23rd, 2012

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 »

18
Sep

Urban Foresters Symposium

Posted On: Tuesday September 18th, 2012

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.

17
Sep

HEBC Sponsors Pre-Show Clinic at CanWest

Posted On: Monday September 17th, 2012

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.

11
Aug

New Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden – Info Session

Posted On: Saturday August 11th, 2012

Registration is open for this new full-time program designed to give students the skills and experience necessary for entering the field of horticulture. Completion of 1100 hours of classroom and hands-on practical instruction and supervised practical work will lead to Levels I & II Apprenticeship technical training credit. For more information visit the UBC Botanical... Read more »

21
Jul

New Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden – Info Session

Posted On: Saturday July 21st, 2012

Registration is open for this new full-time program designed to give students the skills and experience necessary for entering the field of horticulture. Completion of 1100 hours of classroom and hands-on practical instruction and supervised practical work will lead to Levels I & II Apprenticeship technical training credit. For more information visit the UBC Botanical... Read more »

8
Jul

HortWest Article – SkillsBC & SkillsCanada

Posted On: Sunday July 8th, 2012

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.

8
Jul

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

Posted On: Sunday July 8th, 2012

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.

25
Jun

New Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden – Info Session

Posted On: Monday June 25th, 2012

Registration is open for this new full-time program designed to give students the skills and experience necessary for entering the field of horticulture. Completion of 1100 hours of classroom and hands-on practical instruction and supervised practical work will lead to Levels I & II Apprenticeship technical training credit. For more information visit the UBC Botanical... Read more »

7
Jun

New Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden – Info Session

Posted On: Thursday June 7th, 2012

Registration is open for this new full-time program designed to give students the skills and experience necessary for entering the field of horticulture. Completion of 1100 hours of classroom and hands-on practical instruction and supervised practical work will lead to Levels I & II Apprenticeship technical training credit. For more information visit the UBC Botanical... Read more »