Education Fund

CUPE Local 2145 Education Fund

The Local’s intent with the establishment of this fund is to acknowledge, through financial support, the importance of professional development for all School District No. 54 employees. The maximum amount to be allocated by the Local to the fund is $1,000.00 per year and awards will be made on a first come, first serve basis.

The maximum amount awarded will be 50% per course cost, not to exceed $300.00 per individual per fiscal year. Any member of Local 2145 wishing to apply for financial help from the Local for education courses/workshops must meet the following criteria before any funds will be allocated:

1.  Contribution to the Union by attendance at a minimum of three (3) Local 2145 General Union meetings within the twelve months prior to the date of the request or attendance at a CUPE education course within the 48 months prior to the date of the request.
2.  The education for which the application is being submitted must be relevant to CUPE jobs available in School District No. 54, or to CUPE, or to Local 2145.
3.  Applications must be made in writing to the secretary of the Local, PO Box 2493, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0 and approved by the executive board of Local 2145.