$500 training subsidy
Any member of CWA Canada who becomes jobless due to layoff, buyout or early retirement is eligible for reimbursement of up to $500 upon proof of payment for an education course or any type of training.
Claims for the grant must be submitted within one year of the actual layoff. Proof of payment for a course or training is to be sent to Marj Botsford at the national office.
CWA Canada members, including associates and retirees (along with their families), have free access to hundreds of online courses and skills training through the CWA/NETT Academy.
Through partnerships with Lynda.com and KelbyOne.com, you can upgrade your skills or keep current with training in tools like Excel, AutoCAD, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography.
Digital media courses include video production and editing, web design, Flash and basic HTML. Telecom courses include DC/AC circuits analysis, fibre optics, basic networking, VOIP and data communications.
For more information, contact your Local executive or the CWA Canada national office.