For more than 15 years, Locals 175 & 633 have provided more training & education opportunities for our members and their families than any other Local Union. Over the years, we have offered basic and advanced computers, English as a Second Language, and high school courses. We continue to offer CPR and First Aid training, and Computers (by request; where enough interest can be demonstrated). In the spring of 2014 we launched a new series of courses on health and wellness. We also offer Weeklong paid training for Members, Stewards and Health & Safety committee members. In addition, Stewards training is offered annually each fall at 6 locations.
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Each spring we take applications for the Solidarity Scholarships. Members and their children who are attending post-secondary schools are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship.
Eighty-eight (88) winners are drawn from the applications. That means, that every year, $88,000 is put back into the pockets of our members and their children because we believe in the value of education for our future generations. The application form is available April 1st to August 1st each year and the only criteria to enter is that you must be an active member in good standing with the Local Union. No test, or essay, just enter online and your name goes into the draw.
For more information, contact the Training & Education department at 1-800-267-1977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weeklong Paid Training
Are you eager to learn? Your Local Union holds three types of Weeklong Paid Training courses. These programs are designed to help members, stewards and health & safety committee members learn more about worker rights and the role of the Union. The training takes place at the Training & Education Centre in Mississauga. Applications are available starting in late winter and only those selected to participate will be notified. There are no applications currently available. Please check back in early 2015.
Visit the UFCW Canada website to have a look at the online courses available to members for FREE! Check back often as they’re always adding more options.