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Landscape Ontario extends deadline for incumbent worker training program

Successful applicants to receive 31+ hours of training


November 2, 2020
By Landscape Ontario

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Landscape Ontario, with the support of the governments of Canada and Ontario, is conducting an Incumbent Worker Training Program from November through March. The program is a tier of GROW (Get Ready for Opportunities at Work) and is designed to advance 50 current employees working in the landscape and horticulture industry.

Employers can identify one to two employees per firm they feel have the qualities to become outstanding supervisors. Employers whose nominated employees are accepted into the program will help to identify their goals and support them in the transfer of their knowledge and skills to be put into practice at work.

There is no cost to the employer or employees to take part in the program.

Benefits of the program for employers include: retaining employees, advancing outstanding employees, enabling a positive work culture, improving productivity and enhancing the bottom line. Employee benefits include: an individual training plan, networking, health and safety supervisory compliance training, foundational supervisory skills and additional professional development.

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Approved incumbent worker participants will receive the GROW Foundation supervisory training program, worker awareness health and safety, supervisory awareness health and safety, supervisor responsibilities and due diligence provided by WSPS and supplemental courses and certifications specific to the individual.

Between November and March, each participant will receive more than 31 hours of training.

The deadline to apply for the program has been extended to Nov. 11. To access the application form, click here.