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CUPE - Training & Development

How Do I Apply for CUPE T&D funding?

  • If you have any questions you can also contact us prior so submitting an application.
  • Whenever possible, apply for funding prior to paying for a course or event. First, you will find out if are eligible for funding. Secondly, we may be able to assist with payment or get discounts for some of the costs.
  • Go to the Forms tab where you will find the T&D Online Application form. Applications are received on an ongoing basis. Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing. The CUPE T&D Committee may request additional information or documentation to support applications.
  • Do you want to take a VIU credit or non-credit course? Apply to CUPE T&D. (Tuition for Credit courses may be covered by the VIU Tuition Waiver program.) If your request is approved then we provide a Sponsor letter to pay Registration and/or Bookstore costs. Connect with us before paying for a VIU course so we can provide information on how to get reimbursement.
  • Please include the reason you are seeking the training and relate the reason to professional development in your current position at work and/or advancement at VIU.
  • Criteria for approval will include: relevance to work; value of the training for career advancement and professional development goals at VIU.
  • Once an application has been approved, the CUPE T&D Assistant will notify you by email. The email will contain instructions on payment and/or reimbursement of costs.
  • If a CUPE member withdraws from or does not attend a sponsored course, the CUPE T&D office will need to be notified and all funds received must be reimbursed.
  • If you will not be using some or all of the approved funds please let us know. The funds not used can be made available to other CUPE member Applications.
  • If a class or event occurs in the next fiscal year (April 1 - March 31) please consult with us about what can be paid in the current fiscal year and what will be paid in the next fiscal year.
  • If you have questions connect with us!