Apprentices can soon complete Landscape Horticulturist technical training in Saskatchewan through the University of Saskatchewan’s Prairie Horticulture Certificate program. Training will be available beginning in the fall of 2019. Previously, technical training for Saskatchewan apprentices was available only through Olds College located in Alberta.
Training has been designed so that an apprentice does not have to leave the workplace. Rather, technical training will consist of online courses offered through the University of Saskatchewan’s Prairie Horticulture Certificate program. Apprentices will still gain on-the-job experience while working in the Landscape Horticulturist trade, and upon completion of their apprenticeship, will write the interprovincial journeyperson examination.
Already have your PHC certificate? Already working in the industry?
Contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission at 1-877-363-0536 to discuss signing up as an apprentice or challenging the interprovincial Landscape Horticulturist examination as a tradesperson.
- Journeyperson certification shows that you have met the standard set by industry for your trade.
- Journeyperson certification will provide other career opportunities in the trade or related trades.
- There are many financial incentives, including grants, tax incentives, and the opportunity to earn a higher wage.
Employers, why hire apprentices?
- Tax credits and government grants help make hiring an apprentice affordable.
- Training an apprentice makes good business sense.
- Training an apprentice means a competitive advantage.
- Training an apprentice means more productivity and fewer mistakes.
- Hiring apprentices adds business capacity.
- Journeyperson certification is an advantage for employers, tradespeople, and consumers.
For more information, visit our Landscape Horticulturist page or call 1-877-363-0536.