Members graduate from Labour College Intensive Program
PORT ELGIN, ON (September 4, 2012) - Three CEP members have recently graduated from a four-week grueling Labour College Intensive Program held in Port Elgin, Ontario. From left to right are Stacey Luluk, Local 1S, Gisèle Pageau, Human Rights and Education Director, Jennifer Britton, Local 1S, and Janine Bertolo, Local 232.
The Labour College opened its doors to workers in 1963. Today, it offers a four-week intensive program of post-secondary learning for union activists who want to enhance their leadership capacities. The goal is to ensure that students obtain the following learning outcomes: a) improved analytical skills through social, economic, historical and political research and analysis; b) increased capacity and confidence to be active and engaged in the movement; c) Increased awareness of and commitment to diversity and equality; d) strengthened leadership and communications (oral, written, interpersonal) skills; and e) enhanced ability to set goals, reflect and assess progress.
The CEP provides funding to the student under Policy 701. Applications for next year's Labour College will be posted on the website within the next six weeks. The graduate can attest that the experience and the knowledge they acquired will assist them moving the CEP and the labour movement in the right direction.