GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE TRAINING – CWRG

ABOUT THE TRAINING

Immigrant Greenhouse Technician Certificate Training Project encourages immigrants to work in the industry, but the program is not exclusively for immigrants.


Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training under Community Workforce Recovery Grant (CWRG), this program provides 19 weeks of training, including 12 weeks of occupational skills training provided by Western Community College (WCC), and 4 weeks of practicum with local employers.

Jobs in the Greenhouse sector are an in-demand occupation. Graduates of the program can work in nurseries, on farms, in greenhouses, at garden centers in positions such as Nursery Worker, IPM Assistant, Harvester, and Grower’s Assistant.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Canadian Citizen, PR or Protected Refugee (with court's decision)

Legally entitled to work in Canada

BC Residency

Unemployed or Precariously Employed

Participants need to have CLB English language proficiency Level 5


BENEFITS AND CREDENTIALS

Free Training: 19 Weeks

Forklift Certificate

OFA Level 1 Certificate

WHMIS & Food Safe

Ladder Safety and Fall Protection certificate

Pesticide Applicator License

4 Weeks of Practicum & Employment Support

Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) will be provided


CONTACT INFORMATION

Geetinder Minhas

Tel: 604.596.7722, ext. 603

Email: geet.minhas@pics.bc.ca

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