News

7
Jan

Gaia College winter courses are starting January 9, 2017

Posted On: Saturday January 7th, 2017

Online Courses Business Skills for Land Care Professionals Ecological Landscape Design Growing Food 1 – Fundamentals Growing Food 2 – Growing Nutrient Dense and High Energy Food Living Green Infrastructure Organic Horticulture Specialist Organic Land Care Accreditation Organic Master Gardener Rainwater Harvesting and Management SketchUp Pro for Landscape Design Systems Thinking for Environmental Professionals Earn Continuing Education... Read more »

5
Jan

Red Seal Landscape Exam Prep Course – Victoria

Posted On: Thursday January 5th, 2017

Have you thought about writing the Red Seal Landscape Horticulture Exam, but don’t know how to prepare? Register by: calling 250-479-3210, or email Reggie Illy at [email protected] Full payment is required with registration. Course & Booklet will provide: Scope of exam Interpreting the National Occupational Analysis Challenging exam content for BC candidates Horticulture math skills... Read more »

20
Dec

HortEducationBC in the Okanagan Press News

Posted On: Tuesday December 20th, 2016

The Okanagan Press included HEBC in Arlana Tanner’s article Secondary Education planning starts here about the Kelowna Education & Career Fairs. HEBC was happy to attend and meet so many youth and adults exploring their career options. Thank you Kelowna, British Columbia for being such an engaging bunch! Thank you to Bylands Garden Centre and... Read more »

5
Dec

BC Government Working with the BCLNA and the BCAC on Two New Labour Market Projects

Posted On: Monday December 5th, 2016

The British Columbia government is working with the BC Landscape & Nursery Association and the BC Agriculture Council on two new labour market partnership projects to help identify the labour needs of the agriculture-horticulture and landscape-horticulture industries in the province. Bill Hardy and Lindsay Lindholm from HortEducation.ca were happy to attend the announcement made by... Read more »

22
Nov

SkillsBC 22nd Annual Recognition Gala

Posted On: Tuesday November 22nd, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 SkillsBC competition winners, partners, and volunteers recognized at the SkillsBC 22nd Annual Recognition Gala. Red Seal Landscape Horticulturalist Apprentices Claire MacLean & Dan Strain from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, won Gold in the 2016 Provincial SkillsBC competition on April 13th at Tradex, Abbotsford. Claire and Dan also won Bronze at the National... Read more »

17
Nov

Red Seal Landscape Exam Prep Course – Vancouver

Posted On: Thursday November 17th, 2016

Have you thought about writing the Red Seal Landscape Horticulture Exam, but don’t know how to prepare? Includes a booklet to help you prepare for the exam (Value $25) Course & booklet will provide;   Scope of exam Interpreting the National Occupational Analysis Challenging exam content for BC candidates Horticulture math skills Exam writing tips... Read more »

15
Nov

KPU School of Horticulture Information Session

Posted On: Tuesday November 15th, 2016

Ever wondered about a career in horticulture? Curious about the education options available? Join us for an information session and learn about our cutting-edge facilities. Meet faculty, current students and alumni to find out more about KPU’s programs and careers in the horticulture industry. School of Horticulture Information Session Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:30-8pm KPU... Read more »

30
Oct

Assessment Opportunities for Climbing Arborist and Falling & Bucking Endorsement

Posted On: Sunday October 30th, 2016

Assessment Opportunities for Climbing Arborist and Falling & Bucking Endorsement We have an opportunity to do the testing for the Falling & Bucking Endorsement written and practical field evaluation; as well as, the Climbing Arborist practical assessment required for Certificate of Qualification. If you are interested in completing, one of the assessments, please download the... Read more »

8
Jun

Pacific Horticulture College Landscape Horticulture Program

Posted On: Wednesday June 8th, 2016

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that the best place for horticulture education is right in your own backyard, here in Victoria? The Pacific Horticulture College offers 10 months of theory and applied hands-on knowledge. Our 9 acres of demonstration gardens right outside the classroom door provide a perfect location for a unique and well-rounded... Read more »

12
Apr

SkillsBC Landscape Competition Results

Posted On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

Another successful Landscape Competition at SkillsBC. Gold goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Apprenticeship students; Claire MacLean and Dan Strain. Silver goes to Burnaby Continuing Education students; Cody Zahradnik and Nicholas Murphy. Bronze goes to Camosun College; Richard Chong and Lukus Kiwilsza. Thank you to Judges; Marek Kociolek; Groundworks Design Services Inc. Chris O’Donohue; The Great... Read more »