Education

Welcome to BCGEU's education events page. Below you'll find education events in your area and around BC. 

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM through April 27, 2017
    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU in Prince George, BC, BC, Canada

    Area 11 Steward Training - April 25-27, 2017

    STEWARD TRAINING

    TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY

    April 25-26-27, 2017

    This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the:

    LOCATION: Diane L. Wood Union Centre

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

    500 Quebec Street, Prince George

    DATE: Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017

    TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Provided to all new BCGEU stewards, this training clarifies the steward’s role, rights and responsibilities. It identifies support and resources available to stewards as they take forward grievances, interpret and protect their collective agreement rights, and communicate with members. The course, adapted to meet the needs in each area, often includes an introduction to Canadian labour history, Step 2 grievance handling, communications training, and information on the structure of the BCGEU. Stewards’ Training helps new stewards develop the skills and confidence they need to be workplace leaders.

    ELIGIBILITY

    To be eligible, you MUST be a Steward or Local Officer who has never taken the former Basic Steward Course or the newly updated Steward Training (or, if you need refresher training, call your BCGEU Staff Representative at the Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU for pre-approval).

    EXPENSES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

    The BCGEU will reimburse your Employer for any time you are away from work to attend this course. The normal union expense policy will apply (including mileage, parking, hotel accommodation and meal allowances).

    REMEMBER: Please request your UNION PAID leave of absence immediately with your employer as EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE FOR YOUR LEAVE!

    Register below no later than Monday, April 10, 2017!

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM through April 27, 2017
    Fort St. John Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    Area 10 Steward Training - Fort St. John Area Office - April 25-27, 2017

    This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the: 

    LOCATION: Peace River Area Office of the BCGEU 10251 - 100th Street, Fort St. JohnDATE: Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

     Provided to all new BCGEU stewards, this training clarifies the steward’s role, rights and responsibilities. It identifies support and resources available to stewards as they take forward grievances, interpret and protect their collective agreement rights, and communicate with members. The course, adapted to meet the needs in each area, often includes an introduction to Canadian labour history, Step 2 grievance handling, communications training, and information on the structure of the BCGEU. Stewards’ Training helps new stewards develop the skills and confidence they need to be workplace leaders.

    ELIGIBILITY

    To be eligible, you MUST be a Steward or Local Officer who has never taken the former Basic Steward Course or the newly updated Steward Training (or, if you need refresher training, call your BCGEU Staff Representative at the Peace River Area Office of the BCGEU for pre-approval).

    EXPENSES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

    The BCGEU will reimburse your Employer for any time you are away from work to attend this course. The normal union expense policy will apply (including mileage, parking, hotel accommodation and meal allowances).

    REMEMBER: Please request your UNION PAID leave of absence immediately with your employer as EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE FOR YOUR LEAVE!

     

    Register no later than Monday, April 10, 2017!

    Please Register Below

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo , BC, Canada

    Local 802 Enhanced Steward Training

     

     

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    College Pension Plan: Making the Most of Your Pension

    Your pension is an investment in your future. It is important for new and mid-career members to know how the decisions you make today can affect your future pension.

    Attend this new, 2-hour workshop to learn more about:

    • How your Member’s Benefit Statement is a valuable planning tool
    • Purchase of service
    • Transfer of service

    Don't Delay, Register Today!

    10:00 am - 12:00

    click here to register

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM
    Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre in Vernon, BC, Canada

    Municipal Pension Plan: Making the Most of Your Pension

    Your pension is an investment in your future. It is important for new and mid-career members to know how the decisions you make today can affect your future pension.

    Attend this new, 2-hour workshop to learn more about:

    • How your Member’s Benefit Statement is a valuable planning tool
    • Purchase of service
    • Transfer of service

    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Don't Delay, Register Today!

    Click here to register

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 08:45 AM
    St John Ambulance in Terrace, BC, Canada

    Emergency First Aid for Community Care

    This is a fast-paced one-day course that meets first aid requirements under the Ministry of Health - Community Care Licensing Branch. It is suitable for anyone who provides care for infants, children and/or adults including licensed adult residential care facilities and group homes, workers in health care, community based social services, schools, child care centres, recreation and leisure, and other settings.

    Course contents include:

    • roles & responsibilities
    • management of an unresponsive casualty
    • management of a responsive casualty with head/spinal injuries
    • adult, child, and infant resuscitation including 1 rescuer CPR and first aid for choking
    • introduction to automated external defibrillation (AED)
    • severe bleeding
    • medical conditions
    • eye injuries
    • poisons
    • burns
    • heat and cold injuries
    • secondary survey
    • bone and joint injuries
    • dental emergencies
    • written exam

    This course is free and open to BCGEU members and their families.

    Cancellations with less than 72 hours' notice prevent us from offering your place to someone on our waiting list. Please only register if you are certain you can attend this course.

    A light lunch is provided.

    This class begins at 9:00 am sharp, those who arrive late may not be able to participate.

    Government-issued photo identification is required to receive your certificate, so please bring it with you to class.

     

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    St. John Ambulance Terrace Branch in Terrace, BC, Canada

    Babysitting Basics

    This course teaches young people aged 11 years and older how to care for children and infants while babysitting. The course enhances awareness and safety by teaching responsible babysitting, and helping to develop skills to cope with common emergencies. A certificate of participation is issued upon successful completion of the program. Training provided by St. John Ambulance. Topics include: 

    • becoming a babysitter
    • caring for kids
    • kids and food
    • getting along with kids
    • kids and play
    • keeping kids safe
    • handling emergencies
    • first aid

    This class starts on time, at 9:00 am sharp. Participants who are late may not be able to join class.

    Please bring your Care Card to Class

    This class is free and open to the children and grandchildren of BCGEU members. There is a maximum number of participants for this course and a waiting list will be taken. Cancellations with less than 48 hours' notice prevent us from offering spots to those on the waiting list. 

    April 29 2017, 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

    A light lunch will be provided.

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Terrace Sportsplex in Terrace, BC, Canada

    Municipal Pension Plan: Making the Most of Your Pension

    Your pension is an investment in your future. It is important for new and mid-career members to know how the decisions you make today can affect your future pension.

    Attend this new, 2-hour workshop to learn more about:

    • How your Member’s Benefit Statement is a valuable planning tool
    • Purchase of service
    • Transfer of service

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Don't Delay, Register Today!

    Click here to register

  • Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Accent Inn Burnaby in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    Public Service Pension Plan: Making the Most of Your Pension

    Your pension is an investment in your future. It is important for new and mid-career members to know how the decisions you make today can affect your future pension.

    Attend this new, 2-hour workshop to learn more about:

    • How your Member’s Benefit Statement is a valuable planning tool
    • Purchase of service
    • Transfer of service

    Don't Delay, Register Today!

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Click here to register

  • Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Best Western Plus LangleyInn in Langley, BC, Canada

    Public Service Pension Plan: Making the Most of Your Pension

    Your pension is an investment in your future. It is important for new and mid-career members to know how the decisions you make today can affect your future pension.

    Attend this new, 2-hour workshop to learn more about:

    • How your Member’s Benefit Statement is a valuable planning tool
    • Purchase of service
    • Transfer of service

    Don't Delay, Register Today!

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Click here to register