Training & Apprenticeships

Shop Steward Training

Shop Steward Training for Success

The Shop Steward Training Program gives you the tools you need to achieve excellence as a shop steward. The program is free of charge and open to all Local 213 members, whether you are an active shop steward or simply want to increase your support for the union.

Shop Steward Training Level I (Basics)

Shop Steward Level I deals with the basics of becoming a Shop Steward. All courses run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with pizza and soft drinks provided at 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Level I Courses:

February (day TBD) in Victoria
March 5 in Kelowna
April 2 in Port Coquitlam
May 15 in Kamloops
June 12 in Prince Rupert
July 2 in Castlegar

Click here to register for Level I

Shop Steward Training Level II (Intermediate)

Shop Steward Level II builds upon the learning from the Level I course. Participants should have completed Level I before registering for Level II. All courses run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with pizza and soft drinks provided at 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Level II Course:

February (day TBD) in Victoria
March 6 in Kelowna
March 7 in Penticton
April 3 in Port Coquitlam
May 13 in Kelowna
May 16 in Kamloops
May 22 in Port Coquitlam
June 11 in Terrace
June 13 in Prince Rupert
July 3 in Castlegar
July 4 in Trail

Click here to register for Level II

This program will improve your understanding of collective agreements, the grievance process, how to handle meetings with management, and many other topics.

Shop steward training builds confidence and effectiveness, and will raise your awareness of how the union can work for everyone. The skills you acquire will serve you in the union and throughout your career.

IBEW 213 regularly offers shop steward training courses. All members, not just shop stewards, may attend these courses. They are a valuable source of information about representation, dispute resolution, health and safety rights and procedures. IBEW 213 encourages all of its members to take advantage of the opportunity to attend one of these courses and to learn more about the representation provided by their union.