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.

Tentative 2021 Dates and Locations:

  • Tuesday, March 30 in Port Coquitlam
  • Tuesday, April 6 in Kelowna
  • Tuesday, May 4 in Nanaimo / Courtney
  • Wednesday, May 5 in Nanaimo / Courtney
  • Saturday, May 15 in Port Coquitlam
  • Monday, May 17 in Port Coquitlam
  • Saturday, May 29 in Port Coquitlam

Courses have limited capacity of 10 members in order to ensure safe physical distancing. Please do not register if you are not committed to attend. Overflow registrations will be added to a waitlist.

REGISTER FOR LEVEL I (opening soon)

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.

Tentative 2021 Dates and Locations:

  • Thursday, April 7 in Kelowna
  • Tuesday, April 13 in Port Coquitlam
  • Wednesday, May 5 in Nanaimo / Courtney
  • Wednesday, May 19 in Port Coquitlam

Courses have limited capacity of 10 members in order to ensure safe physical distancing. Please do not register if you are not committed to attend. Overflow registrations will be added to a waitlist.

REGISTER FOR LEVEL II (opening soon)

The Shop Steward Training 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.