UFCW 1518 Education Portal

Education for Union Members

Build skills. Improve your workplace. Get involved and meet new people.

Welcome to UFCW 1518’s member education portal. Here you will find information on all of the education that UFCW 1518 offers to members to level-up their skills. We hold two Online Education Months per year and all courses, prerequisites, and deadlines are posted here. New members can register for Member Orientations and learn more about getting involved in UFCW 1518.

Our next Education Month is in April. Keep scrolling for information on available courses, tips for getting the most out of our interactive education platform, and opportunities to continue your education.

 

Education for Union Members

Build skills. Improve your workplace. Get involved and meet new people.

Welcome to UFCW 1518’s member education portal. Here you will find information on all of the education that UFCW 1518 offers to members to level-up their skills. We hold two Online Education Months per year and all courses, prerequisites, and deadlines are posted here. New members can register for Member Orientations and learn more about getting involved in UFCW 1518.

Our next Education Month is in April. Keep scrolling for information on available courses, tips for getting the most out of our interactive education platform, and opportunities to continue your education.

 

Achieve Your Goals

Learn about your union

What do unions do, and how do unions benefit you? Find out more about the movement you've joined.

Health and safety at work

How can I help keep my workplace safe? Learn how to help your coworkers and promote health and safety.

Resolving problems

Want to become a Shop Steward and help solve problems in the workplace? Union courses will help you do just that!

Organizing and political action

Unions effect change inside and outside the workplace. Learn how to make a difference in your community.

Courses

All courses in this round of Education Month will be delivered online. There are courses available for both stewards & non-stewards! Course offerings are divided in three categories, listed below: Foundational Coursework, Development Coursework & Advanced Coursework.

Member Orientation

Learn about the benefits of your union membership!

This one and a half hour workshop is an opportunity to learn more about being a UFCW 1518 member, your rights under the collective agreement and what we do with your dues. Members who have never attended a Member Orientation will receive $50! Join this class to meet other union activists and get inspired by the movement you’re now a part of.

Available Session:
  • February 1, 9 am - 10:30 am PST
  • February 2, 6 pm - 7:30 pm PST



How to use Zoom

  1. Sign up for a free Zoom account at zoom.us
  2. In the email Zoom sends you, click on Activate Account. Follow the steps in the web browser to complete your sign-up.
  3. Click on the link that was sent to you for your course. You may be prompted to download Zoom, go ahead and download it and install it. If the course time has not started yet, you may have to wait for the instructor to join.
  4. Turn your video on in the lower left corner of the screen. You can turn your microphone on and off in the lower left corner of the screen. The small up arrow (^) next to the microphone and video buttons allow you to choose a source.
  5. You can chat with other participants or the entire group using the chat function. You can also raise your hand to ask a question or show support with a thumbs up. On a computer, there are buttons in the lower screen for chatting and reactions. On a phone or tablet, these are under the “more” menu (three dots).
  6. If there’s a problem and the meeting “drops off” for some reason, just use the same link you used to join the meeting and you can get back in.

Keep Learning

Check out the awesome free courses below to keep learning about how you can improve your workplace and your community.

Scholarships

At UFCW 1518 we strongly believe in the importance of lifelong learning and encourage all of our members to pursue their interest in education, whether for personal growth or professional development. We are proud to support our members by offering a variety of scholarships for those attending, or planning to attend, post-secondary school in British Columbia. Good luck!