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Introducing the New GROW Program

Offering 3 pilot programs in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Areas (GTHA) and Kawartha/Muskoka region.

We are thrilled to announce that Landscape Ontario, in partnership with SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO), funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, has launched the new Get Ready for Opportunities at Work (GROW) program. This innovative and strategic training program will support the development and growth of three new pilot programs that include: New Entrant Worker training, an Incumbent Worker development and advancement program, and an Employers of Choice program. The project truly supports achievement of numerous strategic goals for employers all under one program.

In summary, we will:

  • Attract and train new workers and place them with employers with in-demand jobs;
  • Offer professional development and advancement training to incumbent workers in the profession;
  • Provide pathway guidance and supports to new and incumbent workers, and support them in pursuing development and advancement opportunities that includes registration in the Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship program; and
  • Offer and deliver an Employers of Choice program to increase competitiveness.

Learn more about what each GROW Program offers: 

Designed to close the gap on in-demand jobs/talent requirements identified by employers. The program offers a four-week basic technical and employment skills training program, providing employers in the three regions with 150 new entry level workers.

Employers will have the opportunity to advance and upskill 1-2 employees per firm who possess potential qualities of being a remarkable supervisor but face barriers to achieve this position.

Will support 50 participating employers within the three regions towards enhancing HR & Leadership practices, resulting in more effective recruitment, and improved employee engagement, productivity and retention to support strategic business growth.

Amanda