Production Challenge Exam – No Fee!

Posted On: Tuesday July 8th, 2014

Get Qualified – Be a Mentor! Be a BC Production Horticulturist Production Horticulturist Challenge Exam Opportunity to write the Certificate of Qualification Exam for free Submit your application to HEBC by June 2nd to be approved Be the first to gain your CofQ in this industry revised program Only 30 seats available Click here to... Read more »


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 »


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 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 »


2014 Women’s Arboriculture Conference

Posted On: Tuesday March 4th, 2014

Please visit 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 »


Sponsor Awareness Day – Register Now!

Posted On: Wednesday February 12th, 2014 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 »


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. will have a booth on Thursday, so come and visit us to find out all about the horticultural apprenticeship program. For more... Read more »


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 »


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.


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; Students must have their C of Q as a Arborist Technician Apprentices must be sponsored Eligible for $1000 Training Tax Credit upon... Read more »


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!


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 »


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.