blog - horitculture technician apprentice program
These days, job security has become more important than ever. Whether you’re a highschool senior with graduation looming, or are currently in the workforce in a job you find unfulfilling (or isn’t considered “essential”) this is a MAJOR decision. Now more than ever, we all want to find certainty where we can. As such, now may be the perfect time to turn your eyes towards the landscape industry.
The landscape industry is alive and thriving in Windsor-Essex County, and here at Plantscape we are constantly looking to evolve. What started as a small interior plantscaping business 45 years ago, is now a thriving, multi-generational design /build firm offering a wide variety of services.
We are always on the lookout for growth opportunities, whether it’s utilizing new equipment, implementing updated horticultural practices in the field, or introducing new plant varieties in our landscape designs. And we know that the best way we can achieve that is by investing in our employees.
As a member of Landscape Ontario, we have access to various training opportunities for our staff. These include trade shows (virtual in the time of Covid), online training in categories such as outdoor lighting and irrigation, and CAD design courses just to name a few. These training opportunities are available to both beginner and seasoned members of our team who possess a strong work ethic and display an aptitude for learning and implementing new skills.
One of our latest enterprises has been to take advantage of the Horticulture Technician Apprenticeship Program, which is a Red Seal trade within Ontario. This past winter we had the privilege of enrolling one of our employees, Roch Provost, in the Apprenticeship Program at Fanshawe College.
We reached out to Roch for a first hand account of his experiences in the program and with Plantscape and here is what he had to say: