***Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are currently providing modified virtual services through phone calls, emails, and online video. For more information about the program, contact Oreta Hirmiz, Bridge2Work Specialist at ohirmiz@skillsforchange.org or call her at (905) 515-5623

The Horticulture Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program prepares those who are interested in the skilled trades for employment in the landscape sector. Typical jobs in this industry include landscape construction, grounds and golf course maintenance, parks operations and gardens care. This 32-week program provides both academic and practical training to assist with obtaining employment.

  • Academic Upgrading
  • Level 1 Apprenticeship training for the trade of Horticultural Technician in Ontario
  • Health and Safety training including WHMIS, worker safety and First Aid
  • Introduction to Brick and Masonry Trade
  • Employment preparation training
  • Paid work placement in the landscape industry
  • Individual counselling and support services
  • Applicants who are 18 years of age or older, live in Hamilton-Niagara Region and are eligible to work in Ontario
  • Secondary School (Ontario Grade 12) diploma, or equivalent, at or above the general level

*Selection of successful applicants will be based on a measurable commitment to the training program and a goal of registration as a Horticultural Technician apprentice, or a registration in a related trade (such as an Arborist).


July 23 – RSVP

July 30 – RSVP


The Program will be starting on October 19, 2020

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