April 19, 2024
Ontario government invests in Milton area training projects
Hon. David Piccini, Ontario Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development at the podium.
Hon. David Piccini, Ontario Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, held a press conference at Landscape Ontario’s head office in Milton, Ont., on April 17 announcing an investment through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) toward three free training projects in Milton.

This fund will help more than 700 workers and job seekers prepare for in-demand and rewarding careers in the skilled trades.

Landscape Ontario is proud and honoured to be among these three projects and to receive funding for the GROW and Apprenticeship training programs to attract, recruit, and train new and young workers in the landscape and horticultural sector.

Since 2022, the GROW and Apprenticeship programs have prepared 298 people for rewarding careers in horticulture and landscaping.

“It’s because of the Skills Development Fund training grant that we are able to inspire people of all walks of life to enter the landscape horticulture trades and help them accelerate their outdoor career, said Joe Salemi, Landscape Ontario executive director. “These are meaningful, purposeful and well-paying careers that can truly make a difference to our environment and the quality of life in communities across Ontario.”

We look forward to continuing our work with our partners to bring more people and students to the skilled trades!

Thanks to Gordon Krantz, Mayor of Milton; James Whelan, President Ontario Harness Horse Association; Doug Luciani, President and CEO of CWB Group; MPP Sheref Sabawy, and Anne Theriault, Program Participant, Ontario Horse Harness Association for attending the event.

Special thanks to:
  • Lindsay Drake Nightingale, Judy Zhong and Dinu Wanniarachchi from Yorkshire Garden Services
  • Jon Agg, Royon Bagnaut, Justine Daze and Aleine Miranda from Pristine Property Maintenance
  • Peter Guinane and Courtney Archat from Oriole Landscaping
  • Tamara Modebadze from Dutra Landscape