Hort Education

HortEducationBC becomes!

Posted On: Monday July 24th, 2017

Big news for HortEducationBC! We are rebranding to and have launched a brand-new website! Our website has new features including: • A calendar of run dates for training institution’s apprentice programs and info sessions • Job listings for apprentices to connect with Employer/sponsors • Online learning resource ordering and payment • Forms for... Read more »


Notice of Career Fairs for Employers Looking for Employees

Posted On: Monday July 24th, 2017

There are two upcoming Career fairs that may be of interest to horticulture industry employers looking for employees. Prepare for Canada Is hosting a year long online fair for new Canadian immigrants settling in BC. The attendees will be immigrants who have already landed in BC as well as those who have their immigration visa ready and... Read more »


Fall semester courses at Gaia College

Posted On: Monday July 3rd, 2017

Gaia College is the leading institution offering online and in class Organic Land Care learning opportunities. Our popular Organic Master Gardener/Organic Horticulture Specialist course introduces the science and practice of organic horticulture while preparing participants to write the SOUL Accreditation exam. Our online and classroom courses are offered through Gaia College and Educational Partners, including... Read more »


North Island College Winter 2018 Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship – Level 1

Posted On: Tuesday June 27th, 2017

North Island College is offering Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship – Level 1 in an enriched format. This format is delivered evenings and weekends for 12 weeks. Location: Comox Valley Campus Duration: 12 weeks Hours per week: 20 Total hours: 240 Times: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5:30-9:30 p.m. & Seven Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Schedule: Jan 29 – Apr 20, 2018 Tuition:... Read more »

Wesley Hawley Memorial Award 2017

Wesley Hawley Memorial Award 2017

Posted On: Sunday June 4th, 2017

The Wesley Hawley Memorial Award was presented at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s, School of Horticulture Scholarships & Awards Celebration, on April 4th, 2017. Congratulations to Aaron Smith, who completed his Arborist Technician technical training at Kwantlen in March. Lindsay Lindholm, HEBC staff member, presented the award.  Aaron has great dedication and enthusiasm for his career in... Read more »


Pacific Horticulture College Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 4 Program – Part-Time

Posted On: Tuesday May 16th, 2017

Location: Pacific Horticulture College, 505 Quayle Road, Victoria BC, V9E 2J7 Duration: 4 months Hours per week: 6 to 9 Times: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9pm, some Saturday mornings Schedule: August to December, 2017 Tuition: $1,100 (includes course materials) Other Fees: $20 application fee Contact: [email protected] or 250-479-3210 Web:


KPU School of Horticulture Info Session

Posted On: Tuesday March 14th, 2017

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 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:30-8pm KPU... Read more »


Gaia College Spring Semester

Posted On: Sunday March 12th, 2017

Gaia College’s spring semester is just around the corner. Have a look at their upcoming courses and diploma programs. Online Courses: Business Skills for Land Care Professionals Ecological Plant Knowledge 1 – Natives Ecological Plant Knowledge 2 – Ornamentals Ecological Landscape Design Growing Food 1 – Fundamentals Growing Food 2... Read more »


LEVEL 3 Landscape Apprentice Technical Training – Part Time Program Starts Feb 7, 2017 at PHC

Posted On: Monday February 6th, 2017

If you have successfully completed ITA Levels 1 and 2 in the Landscape Horticulture trade and want to further your horticulture education, we offer an opportunity to continue your Landscape Horticulture training with Level 3 and Level 4 Apprentice Technical Training. These programs prepare students to write the ITA Level 3 exam and the inter-provincial... Read more »


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 »


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 »