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Welcome to the CUPE Training & Development page!

Would you like to take some courses or expand your knowledge?

If you are interested in doing professional development activities, but don't know where to begin, please contact the CUPE Training & Development Office at local 6199, make an appointment using the Outlook calendar (or come into the office in B 373, R 120(temporarily relocated to R 225). You may wish to call first!).

CUPE T&D opportunities can be used to help fund workshops, conferences, seminars, and courses or programs offered at VIU and elsewhere.


We are continually working to make our website and the application processes more friendly and easier to use. Please email to send us your comments and suggestions you may have.

CUPE T&D Flyer Courses - check back after April 1, 2014

UPDATE: The committee will publish a new flyer of courses available to take in the 2014/15 fiscal year.

Professional Development & Training (previously known as Community Education) courses run by VIU can be found on the current CE Course Calendar Fall 2013/Winter 2014. CUPE T&D selects courses from this calendar for our CUPE Flyer, to enable CUPE staff to take one course per Flyer for Free. If you find a course on the Flyer you wish to take (click on the link to review), please apply through the T&D application page (FORMS). Select VIU, then CUPE Flyer, and follow the instructions. You will have received detailed instructions in recent emails from the T&D Office.

The course(s) may also be eligible for a VIU Tuition Waiver, which means your access to T&D funding increases: call 1-866-734-6252 for information.

If you are unsure whether the course may be available either under T&D funding or VIU funding, or whether it falls within T&D guidelines, please contact the Committee for further information and/or complete the application form, and your request will be reviewed.

Note: Flyer courses are over and above the annual individual allocation amount of $1,500.

Online Application Form

CUPE Training & Development Committee's online application system is available to process your applications for funding. To apply, follow the instructions on the How to Apply page or access the form on the Forms tab.

To review your current T&D applications, use the Review Request Status tab in the application database.

Thank you to our Information Systems staff for creating this program for us!

CUPE T&D Learning Series

The CUPE Training & Development Committee regularly holds lunch-time workshops including a series on Job Search Skills. For more information on these workshops, or if you have suggestions for future workshops, please contact a Committee member.

The Job Search Skills workshop series includes sessions in planning and writing your resume and cover letters for job applications, developing a Work Portfolio and why it's important to have one when you are seeking a new position, and honing your skills for the interview.

For further details on these workshops, contact our office.

Office Hours

Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. The CUPE T&D Office is located in Building 373 (Centre for Shellfish Research), Room 120 (temporarily relocated to R 225). The CUPE T&D Assistant, Connie Kovalenka, can be contacted by email:, by phone at local 6199, or in person during office hours (call first!), to answer any of your questions. The Training & Development Committee can also be contacted at the email address below. Check the Committee Tab for other members who can be contacted individually.

Committee email address

The CUPE Training & Development committee's mailbox is: All questions or queries to the committee can be submitted using this address.


Coaching applicants have been selected for 2013-14. The Coaching Program is separate from the individual $1,500 available from the CUPE Training and Development fund, and so you can use individual allocation funds for Coaching. Please contact the T&D office for more information on Coaching and how it can benefit you.

Coaching Program Information


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