Are you an experienced AUPE activist? Are you a member interested in furthering your education? Are you looking for a life-long learning opportunity related to union education?
AUPE’s Education Department provides members with a unique opportunity to use hours accumulated in our education programming towards a certificate or a degree with Athabasca University (AU).
AU is Canada’s pioneering university in open and flexible distance education, dedicated to removing barriers for successful university-level study.
AU will provide up to 12 university credits to any AUPE member who decides to pursue an AU certificate or degree in one of two multidisciplinary programs: Labour Studies or Human Resources and Labour Relations.
Human Resources and Labour Relations
Twelve credits is the equivalent of four 3-credit university courses, nearly a year’s worth of post-secondary education, or half of a certificate.
The advantages of the agreement between AU and AUPE for members are numerous:
Labour education helps ensure AUPE members are trained and willing to take a stand for public services, decent jobs and fairness in the workplace and their communities. If knowledge is power, then AUPE needs well-educated members, and the collaboration agreement with Athabasca University for transfer credits serves just that purpose.
In addition to AUPE’s agreement with AU for up to 12 transfer credits, AUPE members may also be eligible for more AU credits through the ‘Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition’ (PLAR) process or by challenging courses for credit. For information about the PLAR process, call 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6348 or go to priorlearning.athabascau.ca.
For more information, members should contact Jordan Thompson, Union Representative in Education, at email@example.com.