BC Tree Climbing Championship

Posted On: Friday September 12th, 2014

The BC Tree Climbing Championship is being held at Mundy Park in Coquitlam on September 13th. With the event in its 13th consecutive year, and with momentum building in turnout and support they are introducing some changes particularly with the introduction of an Arborist Education Workshop event. HEBC will be attending, to answer all your... Read more »


UBC Botanical Gardens – Horticulture Training Info Session

Posted On: Tuesday August 19th, 2014

Horticulture Training Info Session A free information session for horticulture students to learn about UBC’s Horticulture Training program.  This foundation program will give you credit towards Level 1 & 2 of the Landscape/Production Horticulture Apprenticeship Program. For more information on UBC’s program, click here.


HEBC’s Office is moving to Cloverdale

Posted On: Sunday July 27th, 2014

As of July 28th, our office will be moving to the BCLNA office in Cloverdale.  Our new address will be Unit 102 – 5783 176a Street, Surrey, BC V3S 6S6.  Our phone number will remain 604-430-0422, but we will no longer have a fax line.


Red Seal Landscape Challenge Exam Course

Posted On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

HEBC will be hosting a refresher course for the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Challenge exam.  There are only 20 spots available, for this free course. You will have the option to write the exam on July 29th, or arrange your date and location with ITA at a different time. Your challenge application must be submitted... Read more »


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.