Union education is available to all union members, but priority is given to those who have volunteered to help the Local by becoming a shop steward or being elected as an executive member. The local covers all the costs of the education – registration, accommodation, travel, and union “book-off” time.
Week long courses are typically held in:
- mid-January to mid-February at Harrison Hot Springs – the Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Winter School
- May-June in Kamloops – the CUPE BC Spring Weeklong School
- October-November in Nanaimo – the CUPE BC Fall Weeklong School
The BCFed Health and Safety Centre runs health and safety-related courses throughout the year. You can see what’s available on the course calendar.
Other courses are held throughout the year. Please see the listing on the right for more details. If you want to attend a course please contact either Tom Benjamin or Shirley Lyons, the members of the Education Committee.
Pacific Region Winter School, January 14 to February 16, 2018, Harrison Hot Springs Resort
Registration for the Pacific Region Winter School at Harrison Hotsprings is now open. If you are interested in taking a week-long course please review the offerings. Complete details are in the brochure. Each is a five-day course, opening assembly is on Sunday evening, courses finish at noon on Friday, meals are provided.