August 13, 2021
Tools in the Trades Boot Camp events
Come join us at Tools in the Trades Boot Camps, where apprentice candidates from around the province, both graduating SHSM students and adult job seekers, will be taking part in a one-day, intensive introduction to the trades hosted by Support Ontario Youth and Landscape Ontario.

The Tools in the Trade Bootcamp is designed to expose participants to different aspects of the trades to enhance their potential for employment and success in the skilled trades.  

The landscape and horticulture profession will be the focus of 10 upcoming Tools in the Trades Boot Camps that may be taking place near you.
 
Date Location Time
December 2 GL Roberts School
399 Charleur Ave., Oshawa
Event Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
January 14 Brantford
On Six Nations reservation
Event Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Employer Panel: 11:45 am - 12:45 am
January 27 Landscape Ontario
7856 Fifth Line South, Milton
Event Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Employer Panel: 11:45 am - 12:45 am
February 11 Western Technical and Commercial School
125 Evelyn Cres., Toronto
Event Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
February 16 St. Anne's Catholic Secondary
353 Ontario Street, Clinton
Event Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
February 18 Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School
1206 Snyder Road West, New Hamburg
Event Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
February 22 Niagara Catholic School Board
(TBD)
Event Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Employer Panel: 10:45 am - 11:45 am
March 25 District School Board of Niagara
(Niagara Parks)
Event Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Employer Panel: 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Landscape Ontario members are invited to participate in a Tools in the Trades networking and training event near you in one or both of the following ways:

  1. EMPLOYER PANEL
    Approximately an hour of your time is required to help answer questions, educate and network with candidates. (lunch is provided).

  2. ACTIVITY MENTOR
    Interact with SHSM students and adult job seekers for a full day or half a day session, to help guide participants through experiential learning activities. Pre-designed activities include: plant identification and layout, landscape construction, deck building, and landscape technology including a robotic mower and smart irrigation system.

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More information about the Tools in the Trades Boot Camp

The day will include workshops in essential employability skills such as workplace etiquette, resume building, and interview skills. Participants will also practice trade specific skills under the guidance of Landscape Ontario and experienced trade professionals such as yourself.

Landscape and horticulture activity stations will include:
  • Technology (irrigation and robotic mower)
  • Carpentry/deck construction
  • Plant identification and layout
During lunch participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with employers (such as yourself) who may be looking to hire apprentices. This is your opportunity to get involved and see their work ethic in action.

This entire day is sponsored by Support Ontario Youth and is free to all who attend and will include lunch.
If you are interested or have any questions, please complete the Google Form or reach out to us:  
 
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Sally Harvey
Director of Education and Workforce Development, Landscape Ontario
Cell: 519-639-7363
sharvey@landscapeontario.com
 
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Huong Nguyen
Manager, Operations, Support Youth Ontario
Cell: 416-268-2026
huong.nguyen@supportontarioyouth.ca