March 22, 2016 - The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association is pleased to announce the release of the Nursery Worker Technician Manual, First Edition. This manual serves as a study guide for the Nursery Worker certification program, now available across Canada. For the first time, there is a technician guide booked aimed at helping technicians in the nursery sector understand and meet minimum standards for the industry.
The Nursery Worker Technician Program will be added into the Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) program with the first test being launched July 2016.
Rita Weerdenburg: Project Manager & Growers Manager, CNLA
Annika Kristensen: Manual Development, HortEducationBC
Bruce McTavish: Consultant, McTavish Resource & Management Consultants Ltd.
Stacey Porter: Industry HR & Project Coordinator, CNLA
Colin Vince: Professional Development & Apprenticeship Coordinator, CNLA
Nursery Worker Industry Advisory Group:
Devon Beck: Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre Ltd., AB
Steven Folkerts: Linnaea Nurseries Ltd., BC
Arnold Heuver: Arnold Heuver Consulting, AB
Jason Levelton: East Richmond Nurseries Inc., BC
Ashleigh Munro: Kiwi Nurseries Ltd., AB
Andrew Ronald: Jeffries Nurseries, MB
Rob Albrecht: John’s Nursery, ON
Adam Kobes: Kobes Nurseries Inc., ON
Nick Winkelmolen: Winkelmolen Nursery Ltd., ON
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program; this project was also undertaken in partnership with CNLA’s Provincial Associations
To obtain a copy of the Nursery Worker Manual, please visit the CLT web page: http://www.landscapeindustrycertifiedtechnician.ca/certification/preparing-for-your-clt-exam/
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