News

16
Jun

Sponsoring Hole at the Jane Stock Memorial Golf Tournament

Posted On: Monday June 16th, 2014

Watch out for HEBC at the BCLNA Jane Stock Memorial Golf Tournament. Annika will be at lucky hole 13, ask about; Becoming a sponsor for an apprentice How to challenge the trade exam The big changes coming up for HEBC And a chance to get a hole in one with a Marshmallow; to be entered... Read more »

13
May

Changes for HortEducationBC

Posted On: Tuesday May 13th, 2014

Dear Horticulture & Agriculture Stakeholders, Partners and Training Providers It is with sadness, that I bring you the news of the changes to come for the future of HortEducation.ca. On April 30, 2014 the BC government released the “BC’s Skills’ for Jobs Blueprint”. Within this report 29 recommendations that have been mandated for completions by... Read more »

4
Mar

2014 Women’s Arboriculture Conference

Posted On: Tuesday March 4th, 2014

Please visit www.womenarborists.ca for conference details and follow them on twitter @womenarborists. The Women’s Arboriculture Conference is a unique experience as it is an inter-disciplinary forum addressing trees, their place in our world and our relationship with them. Speakers and delegates who are arborists, foresters, horticulturalists, landscape architects and designers, land planners and managers, and... Read more »

12
Feb

Sponsor Awareness Day – Register Now!

Posted On: Wednesday February 12th, 2014

HortEducation.ca is offering a FREE seminar to support sponsors through the apprenticeship program. This full day seminar, will include the following topics; Information on Tax Credits Navigating through the apprenticeship program Tips & Tricks on mentorship Industry related teachable moments ***Limited seats – 2 people per company*** This free event is for all Landscape &... Read more »

5
Feb

37th Annual Provincial Parks & Grounds Spring Training: Spring Training Event

Posted On: Wednesday February 5th, 2014

Spring Training offers two days of educational opportunities for parks and grounds professionals. There is a Maintenance Day and a Horticulture Day, each with education sessions, keynote speakers, and a trade show. HortEducation.ca will have a booth on Thursday, so come and visit us to find out all about the horticultural apprenticeship program. For more... Read more »

5
Feb

37th Annual Provincial Parks & Grounds Spring Training: Pre-Event Session – Natural Playgrounds | Adam Bienenstock

Posted On: Wednesday February 5th, 2014

A hands-on workshop on how to justify, design, build, maintain and comply. Participants will create scaled sand models of natural playgrounds using 5 basic elements: changing topography, creating pathways, adding boulders, logs and large trees. This facilitated modeling exercise will illustrate how to interpret CAN/CSA Z614-07 (and 14), CPTED, ADA, Municipal and Provincial Building Codes,... Read more »

2
Feb

ITA Newsletter – Winter 2014

Posted On: Sunday February 2nd, 2014

Here is the latest newsletter from ITA covering what is new in apprenticeship and industry in BC. http://www.itabc.ca/news-and-events/ita-newsletter

25
Jan

Register at EITI for Climbing Arborist

Posted On: Saturday January 25th, 2014

It’s official! The Level 2 Climbing Arborist technical theory will begin on Jan 26th, 2015 Climbing Arborist – Level 2 – 8 weeks of technical theory Jan 26th at EITI in Mission; www.eitiglobal.com/Climbing-Arborist_ITA.html Students must have their C of Q as a Arborist Technician Apprentices must be sponsored Eligible for $1000 Training Tax Credit upon... Read more »

3
Jan

Arborist Videos – Check it out!

Posted On: Friday January 3rd, 2014

The Arboriculture Videos are up on YouTube.  There you will find 4 different videos.  One that describes the program in general, and then one all about being an Arborist Technician, Climbing Arborist, and Field Arborist. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/user/HortEducationBC

12
Dec

Arborist Technicians – Register at Camosun College

Posted On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

Camosun College is now ready to start accepting registrations for the Arborist Technician apprenticeship program. Visit the Arboriculture Apprenticeship page to find more details on the program and how to register for an ITA number, click here. Contact Annika Ingram for any questions about becoming an apprentice or becoming a sponsor.  Email; [email protected] or Office;... Read more »

27
Nov

Great article by Steve Whysall

Posted On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

Steve Whysall wrote a great article on his blog.  Scroll to the 3rd story about Arborist Technician Jeff Case. http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2013/11/28/make-a-life-in-the-world-of-gardening/

13
Nov

Educational Sponsored seats available – Level 1 Hort Apprenticeship

Posted On: Wednesday November 13th, 2013

January 20th intake at the Canada Way Education Centre has educational sponsored seats available.  This means that your tuition will be covered by Douglas College Training Group.  You are still required to be industry sponsored by your employer.  To review the steps to register as a Landscape Horticulturist click here. Interested students must attend a... Read more »