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

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  • FoodSafe Level 1

    Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 08:30 AM
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Office in Langley, BC, Canada

    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 a waiting list will be taken. Cancellations with less than 48 hours' notice prevent us from offering spots to those on the waiting list. A light lunch will be provided.

    Students must bring their BC Care Card or ID to class

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  • Area 06 Pension AM Session

    Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Cariboo Area Office in Williams Lake, BC, Canada

    Light lunch will be provided between 11:00 am and 11:45 am

     

    A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan-do you know what type your plan is? Learn to understand the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why it is so important.

     

    You will then be given an overview of the various public sector (MPP, PSPP and College) pension plans BCGEU members are in.

     

    In addition there will be an update on the changes to the three basic government programs that are currently underway for the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

    See how it all ties together to provide you with a more financially secure retirement.

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  • Area 06 Pension PM Session

    Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:45 AM
    BCGEU Area Office in Williams Lake, BC, Canada

    Light lunch will be provided between 11:00 am -11:45 am

    A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan-do you know what type your plan is? Learn to understand the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why it is so important.

     

    You will then be given an overview of the various public sector (MPP, PSPP and College) pension plans BCGEU members are in.

     

    In addition there will be an update on the changes to the three basic government programs that are currently underway for the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

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  • Area 12 - Local 312 Enhanced Training

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    If you are a Local 312 Steward or Local Executive Member

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Enhanced Steward Training

     

    Date: Tuesday April 24th, 2018

    Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Location: Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU

    102-4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace

     

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 10th, 2018

     

    AGENDA

     

    · Roles & Responsibilities of Local Officers

    · Strategies for Member Engagement

    · Labour Management Committee Training

     

    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online at the link provided below no later than April 10th, 2018. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies or other special dietary requirements.

     

    If you are scheduled to work you will require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence. Please notify your Supervisor immediately of the date you require off for union business and advise that once you receive the paperwork you will forward it on to them.

     

  • Area 11 Stewards Fundamental

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM through April 25, 2018
    Prince George Area Office in Prince George, BC, Canada

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

    Date: April 24-April 25, 2018

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Diane L Wood Union Centre

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

    500 Quebec St, Prince George

    Steward Fundamentals, our new introductory 2-day course, focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group activities, role-plays, and skills development, stewards are introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skillful in their interactions with members and the employer. Seating is limited, so please register below and reserve your seat.

    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please RSVP to the Prince George Area Office no later than Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

    When registering online, please advise if you have any allergies with special dietary requirements. Please note: There are parking stalls at our new location, however, if there is not adequate parking for everyone attending this training, receipted parking expenses will be reimbursed.

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  • Local 312 Enhanced Steward Training

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Terrace Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

     

    If you are a Local 312 Steward or Local Executive Member

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Enhanced Steward Training

     

    Date: Tuesday April 24th, 2018

    Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Location: Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU

    102-4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace

     

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 10th, 2018

     

    AGENDA

     

    · Roles & Responsibilities of Local Officers

    · Strategies for Member Engagement

    · Labour Management Committee Training

     

    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online at the link provided below no later than April 10th, 2018. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies or other special dietary requirements.

     

    If you are scheduled to work you will require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence. Please notify your Supervisor immediately of the date you require off for union business and advise that once you receive the paperwork you will forward it on to them.

     

    Use this link to register: http://events.bcgeu.ca/area_12_local_312_enhanced_training

     

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    For more information please contact the area office at:

     

    Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU

    102-4710 Lazelle Avenue

    Terrace, BC V8G 1T2

    Fax: (250) 635-3588 or Toll Free at 1-800-946-0259

    Phone: (250) 635-9126 or Toll Free at 1-800-665-1664

    Email: area12@bcgeu.ca

  • SOLD OUT Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day course

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 09:00 AM through April 26, 2018
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT. There will also be courses offered in May, June & in the Fall.

    Steward Fundamentals, our new introductory 2-day course, focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group activities, role-plays, and skills development, stewards are introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skillful in their interactions with members and the employer.

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  • Local 1010 Enhanced Steward Training

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    BCGEU Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    Local 1010 Stewards and Local Officers

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Lunch will be provided. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies or other special dietary requirements.

    If you require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence please indicate this when you RSVP.

    To ensure your registration is successful and arrangements are able to be processed in time, please RSVP to the Peace River Area Office no later than April 11, 2018.

    Notify your Supervisor immediately of the date you require off for Union Business and advise that paperwork will be coming.

  • Local 0310 Enhanced Steward Training

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    BCGEU Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    Local 0310 Stewards and Local Officers

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Lunch will be provided. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies or other special dietary requirements.

    If you require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence please indicate this when you RSVP.

    To ensure your registration is successful and arrangements are able to be processed in time, please RSVP to the Peace River Area Office no later than April 11, 2018.

    Notify your Supervisor immediately of the date you require off for Union Business and advise that paperwork will be coming.

  • SOLD OUT-FoodSafe Level 1

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 08:30 AM
    College of New Caledonia in Quesnel, BC, Canada

    The BCGEU is offering FOODSAFE Level 1 for free to BCGEU members and their family members.

    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 food borne 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, or certificate from a course recognized as equivalent to FOODSAFE. FOODSAFE Level 1 is delivered as an eight hour face-to-face class.

    A light lunch will be provided.

    Please bring any government issued picture ID.

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