Job Related Education


Application and Approval Process, Terms and Conditions

Criteria for Approval:

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. The course directly relates to the performance of the duties in the employees’ current position or another active CUPE 379 position.
  2. The course maintains or improves the employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to carry out the job duties in their current position or another active CUPE 379 position as outlined in the job description.

Process for Employees:

  1. Submit completed forms (this includes section “A” and “B”) with supporting documentation to the C.U.P.E. Office prior to the conference/course date. A copy of the application will be returned to the employee with notification of approval or denial.
  2. If a leave is required to attend the conference/course, submit a leave request for approval. A replacement employee will not be provided if the leave is on a Pro-D Day.
  3. If conference/course attendance does not occur, notify the Committee and the C.U.P.E. Union Office as soon as possible.
  4. Upon completion of the conference/course, submit the approved application form, the original receipt along with a copy of documentation of successful completion (e.g. Statement of Marks, Recognition Certificate) to the C.U.P.E. Union Office. Forms must be received within 4 weeks of the conference/course completion or funding will be cancelled.
  5. C.U.P.E. will send the above documentation to the District Administration Office. You will receive a deposit notification through your District email and your bank account will be credited through an EFT (electronic fund transfer).

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The Job-Related Education Committee will review the submitted reimbursement applications on a monthly basis.
  2. Employees are eligible for reimbursement of up to five (5) courses related to their current position or another active CUPE 379 position per school year (July 1 – June 30) with the maximum reimbursement for the five courses being $500.
  3. Expenses beyond the approved amount of $500 will not be refunded.
  4. The fund does not cover membership fees.
  5. Accommodations, meals, parking, transportation, textbooks, supplementary materials, replacement and/or late registration fees will not be covered.
  6. Casual employees can apply for funds and will be considered if funds remain available at the end of the fiscal year.
  7. General course studies taken at a post-secondary will not be approved.
  8. Course completion and reimbursement does not automatically qualify an employee for a CUPE 379 position. Employees must meet the qualifications noted in the job description and apply for an active job posting to be considered for a position.

Application for Reimbursement 2020

(click on the red link to download the application form)

Dates of the meetings are:

2021: September 16, October 14, November 18, December 16
2022: January 20, February 17,  March 10, April 14, May 19, June 16