I’ve worked as a Parks, Trails and Horticulture Technician for a municipality within the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Region for the past six years. Here is my story…
Q: What do you love about your job?
A: Being outside and watching things grow!
Q: How did you come to decide to pursue a career in this occupation?
A: I started in biological sciences (botany) and needed a practical aspect so I went into horticulture. I was in the nursery industry for a number of years.
Q: What are good traits or skills that someone should have when considering this career?
A: Horticulture skills and service skills (i.e., customers and dealing with public) and time management.
Q: Do you have any hiring practices tips to share?
A: Try it first before going to school for it. Make sure you enjoy being outside even in all types of weather.