One of the main objectives of our Local Union is to ensure that our members have access to as many educational opportunities as possible.
Our Union has set a high standard for training and members have a lot of choices to enrich their professional and personal lives through education. Whether onlineor in a classroom the skills and issues covered in thesecourses can be applied to daily life.
Time is precious and it seems we have less and less of it every day. We all choose things in our lives into whichwe put our time and hard work. When you choose to take training through the Union we want to make sure that the time you give up for a course is worthwhile. We want you to take away new skills, new knowledge, a new perspective on issues facing working people, and even new friendships. We don’t want you to worry about los tincome, course costs, long distance travelling or missing too much time away from your family and friends.
I encourage you to read more about the opportunities available to you in the next year, which are outlined in the January issue of Checkout
. From weeklong paid training programs to larger conferences, we have training that focuses on information that Union Members, Stewards and Health & Safety activists need to know.
In addition to skills training, we take great pride in being able to offer 88 scholarships to our members and their children every year. We know that it can be a challenge for many families to afford post-secondary education and $1,000 can go a long way to helping students cover some of the ever-increasing costs of going to college or university. (More info on scholarships here
!)I wish all the best for you and your families in the New Year.
Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 175