Landscape Alberta hosted our annual Landscape Industry Certified Technician test event on August 18 & 19, 2017 at the Olds College Landscape Pavilion. We welcomed 24 registrants (some of whom were working toward their second certification designation – yay!) and we’re proud to announce that three successful candidates achieved Landscape Industry Certified Technician status. It was a busy day with fine weather – we even got to enjoy our luncheon outdoors (that was a first!). We owe a big thanks to Karman DiLisio at the Olds College pavilion for making the site perfect for our industry test event.

It takes the time, dedication and expertise of many industry volunteers to make this test event a success – especially in the middle of prime landscaping season (not to mention vacation season) – so we sincerely thank the tireless folks who stepped up this summer to plan, recruit volunteers, pick up supplies, assemble and disassemble the test site, take on judge responsibilities, provide plant materials, tools and equipment – and to make a valuable contribution to the future of our industry. Thank you!

We especially appreciate the support for the Landscape Industry Certified program shown by Alberta companies that encourage their staff to challenge this test, prove their skills and grow their careers. This program was developed by our industry, for our industry, and continues to be a valuable tool for elevating professionalism and cultivating great team members for landscaping companies across the country. Lead your industry today – get in touch with Jason Young, Certification Administrator at the CNLA office – he can connect your staff with program information, study materials and enthusiasm: jason@canadanursery.com

Please be sure to support the businesses who generously donated material and equipment to make this event happen – good people with great products and services:

  • Eagle Lake Nurseries Ltd. – perfect trees, shrubs and perennials for our test stations – thank you Anita and staff!
  • Cervus Equipment, Red Deer – Bobcat skid steer for our test candidates to prove their skills – thank you Diedre!
  • Nextcom/digital2way – radios that allow us to keep our event safe and on schedule – thank you Jason!
  • Finning Canada, Red Deer – CAT skid steer for site prep and test station – thank you Joe!
  • Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply – cool green turf for our Sod Installation test – thank you Eric and staff!
  • JVR Landscape (2006) Inc. – tools, tasks, time, and generous hearts – thank you John, Tyler and Andrew!
  • Three Seasons Landscaping – supplies, equipment, and hard-working humans – thank you Darren and crew!
  • Olds College – for a first-class facility and dedicated staff – sincere thanks from your industry colleagues!
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