Community social services: Education fund applications due March 31

(This information applies to HSA members of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association.)

A professional development education fund announced in November is still available to HSA members in the community social services sector.

Applications are due March 31, 2010.

Professional development that could be considered for funding includes:

  • Obtaining or upgrading a credential (eg certificate, diploma, baccalaureate, masters)
  • Upgrading diplomas or certificates for foreign trained workers
  • Changing from a current area of practice to a different specialty
  • Upgrading language or writing skills, including English as second language
  • Upgrading computer skills
  • Upgrading office skills
  • Leadership, supervisory, or management courses relevant to a community social services classification

Priority will be given to courses resulting in a recognized credential or that will improve an applicants employment security or future employment opportunities.

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