Education

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

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    BCGEU Prince George Area Office in Prince George, 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!

    9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Click here to register

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Selkirk College Castlegar in Castlegar, BC, Canada

    Food Safe Level 1

    Successful training program for students, workers, supervisors and operators in food services. Understand basic food safety, learn to protect yourself and others from foodborne illnesses and leave with a 5-year certificate.

    Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location: Selkirk College Castlegar, 301 Frank Beinder Way. Sentinel Wing, Room 221. Around back side, parking available, follow the yellow BCGEU signs.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Please bring your Care Card to class with you.

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Selkirk College Castlegar in Castlegar, BC, Canada

    Boating: Pleasure Craft Operator Certification

    The Pleasure Craft Operator Card course is designed to help you gain the knowledge required to acquire your Transport Canada Approved license.

    Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: Selkirk College Castlegar, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Sentinel Wing, Room 221, around the back side, parking available. Follow the yellow BCGEU signs.

    Please bring ID with you to class.

    Lunch will be provided.

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 02:30 PM
    Selkirk College Castlegar in Castlegar, BC, Canada

    Living on a retirement income

    Participants will learn ways to increase income, reduce expenses and plan to live on a retirement income without resorting to credit to get by.

    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Location: Selkirk College, Castlegar, 301 Frank Beinder Way. Sentinel Wing, around the back side, Parking available, follow the yellow BCGEU signs.

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 09:00 AM through June 01, 2017
    Terrace Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    Area 12 Stewards Training

     

    STEWARD'S TRAINING COURSE

     

    Northwest Area Office

     

    May 30, 31 & June 1, 2017

     

     

     

     

    DATE:                 May 30th, 31st & June 1st , 2017 

     

    PLACE:               BCGEU Northwest Area Office

     

                                 102-4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC 

     

    TIME:                   9:00 am – 4:30 pm

     

     

    ELIGIBILITY:     Open to all Stewards who have not previously taken training and those who may require a refresher (subject to Staff Representatives approval).

     

     

    EXPENSES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE: 

     

    The BCGEU will reimburse your Employer for time you are away from work to attend this course.  The normal union expense policy will apply (including mileage, hotel accommodation and meal allowances).  Hotel accommodation will be booked for you as per your requirements below at the Holiday Inn Express 3059 Hwy 16 East. If you choose to bring a guest, the Union is not liable for any expenses other than those of the Steward.   

     

    To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online no later than Friday May 12, 2017  

     

    Important! – Most Employers require two (2) weeks notice for leave.  When you register for the course please notify your Employer that you MAY be absent those days.  The Northwest Area Office will send you a Leave of Absence form to be submitted to your Employer for approval once you are registered into the course.

     

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, 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!

    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Click here to register

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    LMAO in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Local 1003 Enhanced Steward Training

    Hello all 1003 stewards! Your Local Executive invites you to join them in a one-day training session that will discuss common grievances and facing difficult managers in the workplace. This course is open to all Local 1003 stewards who have taken the three day steward training course. Union leave will be provided to attend this training course. Once your attendance has been confirmed, you will need to request leave from your Employer.

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops in Kamloops, 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

  • Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    FoodSafe Level 1

    FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers.  The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. The BC Health Act: Food Premises Regulation states that every operator of a food service establishment and at least one employee on every shift must hold a FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate.

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

    Students must bring their BC Care Cards or ID to class.

    This class runs from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm with a half hour allotted for lunch; please bring a bagged lunch with you to class. 

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  • Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Union Observer Training

    The Victoria BCGEU is looking to recruit and train more Stewards to become Union Observers. Most Collective Agreements have Union Observer language as well does the BC Public Service 17th Master Agreement.

    Are you interested in Union Observer Training? Often the Union gets a request to have a Union Observer sit in on interviews and this training will provide you with the tools to do this.

    The training will be on June 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Leave forms will be provided.

     

    For Stewards interested in this 3½ hour course please contact Janet Clark at janet.clark@bcgeu.ca or register in the link below.