Love trees? The Arborist Ground Worker Training Program provides job seekers with industry training that enhances productivity, safety and efficiency while enhancing communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills — all in a practical learning environment that mimics the workplace setting.
Training includes hands-on, workplace-based technical and soft skills training in the following areas:
- Skills and Tools of the Trade
- Health & Safety Training
- Science of Arboriculture
- Field Operations & Practices
- Résumé Writing & Interview Prep
- Career Planning
- Paid Industry Work Placement
(If you are an Arborist employer interested in hiring program graduates, please click here to find out more information).
Training runs for 4 months between November 25th, 2019 and March 1st, 2020. A paid industry work placement follows and runs until March 31st, 2020.
Full–time hours are required (30-40 hours per week). The program will run Monday to Friday, and hours will vary between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the duration of the training. A course schedule will be provided prior to the start of training.
There is no cost to participate. PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided. Participants will be responsible for personal transportation to and from training sites, as well as food and living expenses.
Training will take place in Toronto, Ontario. However, jobs and paid work placements will be available across the province upon request.
- Minimum 18 years old
- Eligible to work in Canada
- Unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week on average.
How to Apply:
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Arborist Ground Worker Training program. However, if you are interested in learning more about the program or starting a career in arboriculture, please contact us today!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 416 642 2406 x226
If you’d like to be alerted when applications are open again, sign up for our Arborist Ground Worker mailing list! We’ll also send updates on upcoming information sessions.
About the Training Providers:
The Arborist Ground Worker Training Program is an industry-driven partnership initiative delivered between The Career Foundation, the International Society of Arboriculture, Ontario Chapter (ISAO) and the Ontario Commercial Arborists Association (OCAA).
Funding Provided by:
The Arborist Ground Worker Training Program is made possible through the SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) pilot project funding from the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). As a sector-focused workforce development pilot, SAO supports partnerships that bring together employers with employment and training providers. The goal is to develop a pool of job-ready, skilled workers that meet employers’ workforce development needs.
Program Q&AWhat is an Arborist Ground Worker?
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