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Next Cohort: Mar 6-Jun 30
Mar 6-Jun 30
The Horticultural Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Humber College is a tuition-free program funded by the Government of Canada that is designed as a transition step for women seeking an apprenticeship in the horticultural trades.
This program prepares women who have a keen interest in the skilled trades for employment in the landscape sector and provides both academic and practical training. It stresses practical skills through applied study at Humber’s on-site construction laboratory and greenhouse, as well as the Humber Arboretum.
Participants will complement their formal training program with an 8-12 week paid work placement in the industry. This will be accomplished through a combination of student input and support from a dedicated Job Developer who will work with you.
Humber College has some of the best facilities for delivery of this type of education. The Humber Arboretum is a 250-acre botanical garden that surrounds the campus and includes ornamental gardens, woodland gardens, wildlife gardens, and ecologically diverse environments centred on the west branch of the Humber River. The Arboretum serves as a unique ‘living classroom’ for plant studies, construction, arboriculture and horticultural skills. Humber’s new construction lab is housed in a weather protected 8000 square foot facility that allows construction of full-scale structures such as decks, gazebos, retaining walls, and water features.
What You’ll Learn
- Plant Identification 1
- Pest Control
- Turf Management 1
- Plant Science
- Landscape Construction 1
- Landscape Equipment Maintenance
- Workplace Safety
- Plant Materials 1
- First Aid
- Trade Calculations
- Workplace Communications
- Low-income women seeking a career path in the trades.
- Write an assessment test facilitated by Humber College.
- Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results).
- Minimum Requirement: Grade 12 equivalency demonstrated via High School transcripts. Must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an Ontario apprenticeship.
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Next Cohort: Mar 6-Jun 30
Student Reviews (5)
I arrived in Canada recently and my main aim was to enter my industry of choice. This program was great to understand Canadian environment. It was also great to go ahead with job search and the mock interview is the best practice. The program encourage...
I arrived in Canada recently and my main aim was to enter my industry of choice. This program was great to understand Canadian environment. It was also great to go ahead with job search and the mock interview is the best practice. The program encourages us to give presentations and improve our communication skills. I really recommend the program to my colleagues and any newcomers.
This program put my career back on track. I worked hard to finish this course on time and made sure to make the most of my time and the resources provided to me. By the time I finished, I had 3 job offers in hand. 2 permanent and one for one year contr...
This program put my career back on track. I worked hard to finish this course on time and made sure to make the most of my time and the resources provided to me. By the time I finished, I had 3 job offers in hand. 2 permanent and one for one year contract. The resources provided by Humber College were amazing.