| 08-30-2023

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Upcoming Educational Opportunities


All members in good standing are invited to apply for any course they have not participated in before. Any member participating in these courses will be reimbursed for any scheduled CPC day(s) of work they miss. Courses scheduled to be at the CUPW 730 office** are subject to change, including cancellation, depending on shifting pandemic public health guidelines.

Please read carefully: Applications can be copied, or filled out digitally or printed from: LINK. In order for this application to be considered, all requested info must be provided, and the questionnaire fully answered. Please be sure to include the full name of the course you are applying for as well well as what date preferences you have (if the course offers multiple dates). One application must be filled out for each different course you hope to attend.

Once filled, email the completed forms or pictures of forms to: educate730@gmail.com. Alternatively, physical copies can be printed, filled, and brought to, or mailed to, our local union hall (18121 107 Ave, T5S 1K4, Edmonton, AB) before the listed application deadlines. If your application is accepted, you will be contacted with further details.


Basic Shop Steward (3 days)

September 14th-16th, 2023, 8am-4pm @ CUPW 730 Office**

This 3-day course gives members the confidence to further empower themselves and help uphold the rights of their co-workers. Participants will learn about the many different roles a steward plays, how to navigate disciplinary meetings with management, and how to properly support the grievance procedure as well as the efforts of work floor activists. Application deadline: Tuesday, September 5th at 4 PM.

Digital Application Form: LINK

Advanced Shop Steward (5-Days) Cancelled. This course is being replaced with another Basic Shop Steward course. Dates forthcoming.

September 25th-29th, 2023, 8am-4pm @ CUPW 730 Office**

The 5 day advanced shop steward course is an opportunity for committed local activists, who are already active shop stewards, to further refine their knowledge and skills. The basic course gave you the tools, the advanced course challenges you to take more of a leading role in our local as someone capable of mentoring and assisting other activists and stewards in their own development. If you have a serious interest in growing as a leader and
powerful advocate for your co-workers, this course is the perfect next step. Application deadline: Sunday, September 17th at 4 PM.

Digital Application Form: LINK

Pension Course (1 days)

TBD @ CUPW 730 Office**

Thinking about retirement? Want a better understanding of the process and pension plan? Then apply for this 1-day course and learn more about both from our union's perspective. Application deadline: applications will continue to be accepted and applicants will be contacted once a date has been set.

Digital Application Form: LINK

Digital Application Form: LINK