Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association has launched a new workforce development and training program.
The Get Ready for Opportunities at Work (GROW) program, provided in partnership with SkillsAdvance Ontario and funded in part by the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario, is a program that will support the recruitment, development and growth of new entrant workers, current workers in the profession and employers.
The New Entrant Worker Training program is designed to train eligible new workers to fill in-demand jobs that will enable the landscape and horticulture profession to serve current and future demand. This program recruits, selects eligible candidates, and provides a four-week training program (during the winter of 2021 to prepare for the spring landscape season) that focuses on technical and soft skills training, followed by a paid two-week job placement and continued employment to support the growth of the landscape and horticulture industry.
The program is open to individuals who are:
- 18 years and over;
- Legally permitted to work in Canada;
- Unemployed or underemployed or low household income;
- Wanting to explore a new career opportunity in a growing profession;
- Residents in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, or the Kawartha/Muskoka regions.