News

28
May

National Skills Competition – Saskatoon

Posted On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

The National Skills competition took place from May 27th to 30th in Saskatoon. The Landscape competition is one of the 40 trades represented during the 4 days. As usual, landscape draws a large crown, who come to see how the competitors progress. Four provinces competed; Team Alberta who received Gold, Team Manitoba who received Silver,... Read more »

14
Apr

Results announced for Landscape Competition

Posted On: Tuesday April 14th, 2015

Another successful Landscape Competition at SkillsBC.  Gold goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Diploma students; Richard Blackwell & Sarah Pucek.  Silver goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Apprenticeship students Dillon Mennie & Morihiro Okada. Thank you to Judges; Mike Vandergugten, Douglas Luckow and Julio Villegas. Thank you to the sponsors, this competition would not happen without you;... Read more »

25
Mar

Canada-BC Job Grant

Posted On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that can help you offset the expense of employee training – and boost the effectiveness of your workforce. The grant covers up to two-thirds of the cost of training an employee, to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. Click here for a quick fact sheet. Bowman... Read more »

4
Mar

In Loving Memory of Wes Hawley

Posted On: Wednesday March 4th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of a great father, husband, son, brother, and friend – Wesley Hawley who was taken from us far too soon in a tragic work-related accident. Wes passionately pursued life and embraced it whole-heartedly. He truly understood the magic that can be found... Read more »

6
Jan

Canada Apprentice Loan

Posted On: Tuesday January 6th, 2015

The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade. Landscape Horticulture is a Red Seal trade. Starting in January 2015, you can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training. The money will be available... Read more »

26
Dec

Canada Apprentice Loan for Landscape Horticulturists

Posted On: Friday December 26th, 2014

The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.  This loan will be available for Landscape Horticulturist Apprentices, as it is a Red Seal trade. Starting in January 2015, you can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per... Read more »

17
Dec

Climbing Arborist Update

Posted On: Wednesday December 17th, 2014

Start date: January 26th, 2015 at EITI in Mission. EITI is still short the number of students required to launch the Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship program. The program was originally designed for an intake of 20 students per class. Our break-even point is a minimum intake of 14 students. Currently they have 10 students on the... Read more »

16
Dec

Open House @ New Office

Posted On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

Come to the new HortEducation.ca/BCLNA office for a bit of chat, a glass of good cheer and a tour of the new office space on Thursday, December 18th, from 4 PM to 7 PM. The new address: #102, 19289 Langley Bypass, Surrey, BC V3S 6K1 Located just north of the 192nd St and Hwy 10/Langley... Read more »

13
Nov

We are moving – again!

Posted On: Thursday November 13th, 2014

We will continue to share an office with the BCLNA.  And have an open house before the Christmas break, so you can come and check out the new space. Our new address will be: #102 – 19289 Langley ByPass Surrey, BC V3S 6K1 Phone number and email will remain.

30
Oct

HEBC Transition

Posted On: Thursday October 30th, 2014

On April 29 the provincial government released the review of the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The reportincluded 29 recommendations, including a recommendation to bring the functions of the Industry Training Organizations (ITO’s) within ITA. Following this announcement, the ITA informed all ITOs, including HortEducation.ca that all Enterprise Partnership Agreements (EPA) would be terminated by October... Read more »

18
Oct

Announcement

Posted On: Saturday October 18th, 2014

Anne Kadwell has made an exciting career move and is no longer working with us at HortEducation.ca. We wish to thank Anne for her dedicated service.