August 20, 2020
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 our on-site construction laboratory and greenhouse, as well as the Humber Arboretum.
The program includes a paid work placement of 8 to 12 weeks.
UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS
Thank you for your interest in this program.
Please note that intake for the Fall 2020 cohort is now closed.
Please check again in January for 2021 schedule.
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. Our 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.
According to Statistics Canada, the popularity of landscaping activities has resulted in the booming lawn and garden industry. Earn a living with your green thumb and construction skills in a wide range of growth industries such as landscape, horticulture, construction, maintenance, irrigation, lighting and lawn care. This program will help to address the skill shortages in the industry in the GTA and particularly help women to prepare for the opportunities in the sector with the upcoming projects.
Participants will complement their formal training program with a 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.
In order to register for this Pre-Apprentceship program, you must first sign up for an Information Session
Next Information Sessions:
Information Sessions for this Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be posted shortly.
Watch this page for updates on upcoming information sessions.