Visit the UNISON West Midlands learning website
The UNISON West Midlands Learning website
UNISON in the West Midlands currently run a regional learning website for activists and members of the union. It has details of courses run by the union on a wide variety of subjects from activist training (eg Health and Safety, representation etc) to more general courses such as word processing and Excel.
You can visit the website for more details by clicking here.
If you would like more information please contact your branch Learning Reps Paul Hunt and Mike Wallace.
Summer issue of Choice magazine out now!
The Summer 2017 issue of Choice magazine is out now. There are many courses available in the Coventry area for people to consider. The magazine includes course details such as venues, dates and times, and how to enrol. There are also contact numbers if you require further information.
You can access Choice magazine by clicking here
UNISON can help you find a course!
UNISON can now help members find courses with a new scheme through the union’s Trax system. As a recent bulletin from the union explains
“We can find the right course for UNISON learners through the online expression of interest form that is part of our Trax system.
Learners can complete the form themselves, or ULRs can fill it in on their behalf, and we will then get back in touch within 10 working days with details of a course they should like.
The more information on the form, the easier it will be to source the right course.”
The form can be accessed by visiting this link
If you have any questions please contact your branch Learning Reps.
The COVENTRY CITY UNISON learning stall will be available tomorrow 12 April at Broadgate house between 12pm-2pm (by the lifts) – Why not come along for a chat about what learning options are available for you! – See you tomorrow.. Mike & Paul
New issue of Learning Rep magazine out now
The Spring 2017 edition of Learning Rep magazine is out now. The latest issue contains articles on apprenticeships, how unions have helped people get back in to learning and much more.
The magazine can be accessed by clicking here.
Coventry City UNISON member awarded £100 Learning Grant!
We are pleased to announce that a UNISON member in Coventry has become the latest to be awarded the £100 Learning Grant from the union.
Kyle, who works for Coventry City Council said
“I saw the advert for the UNISON Learning Grant online, and since I’ve been doing an Adult Education course I thought to myself “Why would I turn down the opportunity for money towards my course?!”.
Paul (Coventry City branch Union Learning Rep) was really helpful when I asked about the grant, and even though I wasn’t sure if I would be eligible he encouraged me to apply just in case I was, and it worked! The application is really easy to complete, and it was given the thumbs up within just a couple of weeks after submitting the forms.
So, if you’re looking at the advert as well and are thinking about applying for it, just remember: “Why would anyone turn down the opportunity for money towards a course?!”
This is great news and we encourage all UNISON members to get in touch if you want more information. We are happy to help with any applications! Whether it is workplace representation or help with education and learning, UNISON is here to help you organise and provide support. Make sure you join!
UNISON Learning Reps in Broadgate House!
The UNISON Learning and Education stall
Coventry City UNISON Learning Reps were once again out promoting different Learning and Development opportunities for staff. Our stall was placed by the lifts in Broadgate House and we had a steady stream of people talking to us about what was on offer from both the employer and the union.
We are currently pushing the £100 Learning Grant that is available from UNISON – this week we have helped two members complete application forms for this, and we hope that they will be awarded the grant! If you would like any information about this please get in touch!