Landscaping THUMBNAILDo you like to work outdoors? Tri-County Literacy Council is pleased to offer a free course: Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Worker. Participants practice Essential Skills while learning about this popular subject, meet guest speakers and attend a site visit. Course topics include:

  • soil preparation
  • garden design
  • plants
  • maintenance
  • work safety
  • and more

The training is suitable for a variety of learners including those planning to enter the workforce for the first time, people changing careers, and individuals wishing to strengthen Essential Skills.

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Courses are offered at various times of the year, depending on labour conditions and learner needs. Call 613-932-7161, for more information.

A few words from our learners

“I was unemployed and couldn’t find a job. Taking this course boosted my confidence and the Mock Interview helped me a lot. In the real interview, I used the skills I learned. I found work as a Sales Associate!”
– Carol Lagacy

“Taking this class was the best thing I’ve done for myself and it was a lot easier than I thought – also, not as stressful as being in a college classroom.”
-Amanda-Lynne Riddle

“… our instructor encouraged us to participate in the classroom, which made it enjoyable and educational at the same time. It was a great experience for me and I would recommend anyone to enrol with Tri-County Literacy Council, without hesitation.”
-Monique Julien

“This training has prepared me to seek employment in this field of work. I now feel confident that I will find work in the field I am passionate about.”
-Julie Dennison

“It (the course) helped me because when I started I did not know much about landscaping and plants. Now, I have a lot of knowledge and am not afraid to plant things on my own. I feel confident enough to go and apply for a job.”
-Carol Lagacy

“It (the course) helped me become more confident. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 16 years. I have made friends and I’m more confident at getting a job.”
-Rachel Malenfant

“When I first came into this course, I did not know much about landscaping or plants. This course helped me learn the difference between perennial and annual plants, as well as their hardiness zone. Thanks to my instructor, I have gained a lot of knowledge about how to take care of plants and flowers. I am so happy that I took this course because now I can start my new journey on my new career path.” -Ashley Gillespie