Education

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

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM
    BCGEU HQ in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    Resumes and cover letters

    Have you ever wondered if your resume is getting in the way of finding your next job? Are you effectively demonstrating how your skills, experience and accomplishments meet the employer's requirements? This course offers practical tips and strategies for writing resumes and cover letters to help you land the job you want. 

    When: Saturday, June 24; 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Where: BCGEU HQ, 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby 

    Make a day of it and also register for Interview Preparation at 1:00pm.

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    BCGEU HQ in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    Interview Preparation

    Did you know it takes seven seconds to make a first impression, and three minutes for an employer to make a hiring decision? This hands-on interview preparation course offers everything you need to know and do when it matters the most. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, project a professional image, and respond to questions with confidence!

    When: Saturday, June 24; 1:00pm - 3:00 pm

    Where: BCGEU HQ, 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby

    Make a day of it and also register for Resume and cover letters at 10:30am

     

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU in Victoria, BC, BC, Canada

    Labour Code OHS (Basic)

     

     

    This is the introductory course offered to joint committee members in the non-government sector. It is a prerequisite for all other BCGEU OH&S courses. A must for new committee members and a refresher for those with experience.

     

     

    In this course you will learn:

     

    •Worker OH&S rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure

     

    •OH&S legislation

     

    •Roles and responsibilities of employers, workers, supervisors and committees

     

    •Hazard identification and control measures

     

    •How to conduct effective workplace inspections and incident investigations

     

    •Resources available to the committee

     

     

    8 hours of annual OH&S committee education, to be paid by the employer, is legally required under the Workers Compensation Act (Division 4, Section 135) and collective agreements.

     

  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    Labour Code Joint Occupational Health & Safety Training

     

    Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Training – Non-Government

     

    For members of Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees or health and safety representatives. In this one-day training program participants learn about:

     

    Health and safety legislation

    Roles and responsibilities of the joint OH&S committee

    Conducting safety inspections and incident investigations in the work place

     

    EXPENSES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE: 

     

    Your Employer is responsible for any time and other reasonable associated costs of taking the training as per Workers Compensation Act (Division 4, Section 135).

     

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    Labour Code Workplace Violence

     

    Prevention of Workplace Violence (must have previously taken or will be taking the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Training on August 9th)

     

    Violence should not be a part of your job. This course is intended to assist joint committee members to set up an effective violence prevention program. An incident happens at your work place and there is an investigation, what do you do? What is the purpose of the investigation? What is required? In this course you will learn about:

     

     

    The legislative requirements for a violence prevention program

    The definition of workplace violence

    How to identify the hazards

    The factors that contribute to increased risk of workplace violence

    The strategies for recommending corrective measures to eliminate or reduce the risk of violence

     

    EXPENSES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE: 

     

    Your Employer is responsible for any time and other reasonable associated costs of taking the training as per Workers Compensation Act (Division 4, Section 135).