UPDATE JANUARY 21, 2013: Through recent bargaining activities, the Facilities Bargaining Committee has secured an additional $1.25M to allocate to members for training. This brings the total to $8.75M of FBA education funding since 2006.
The FBA Education Fund is a health care education and training fund managed by the unions in the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA). The fund provides skills upgrading and career mobility opportunities for union members covered by the Facilities Subsector Collective Agreement. The application and selection process is overseen by union members and staff. Over 2100 applications for training assistance from every occupational group have been supported.
Please read the overview document before completing the application form. This includes applicaitons for the Pharmacy Tech Bridging training.
Short-term Training (application available soon)
Pharmacy Tech Applications (application available soon)
All eligible applicants who have received a CCO position will be approved for funding.
If there are remaining funds after all CCO approvals are complete, the FBA Education Fund Committee will determine where to allocate these remaining funds. At this time, all remaining Pharmacy Technician applicants will be contacted with a funding decision. Thank you for your patience.
Long-term Training (application available soon)
The deadline to apply for long-term funding is to be determined.
For FBA Education Fund information, contact your local shop steward, local executive or union servicing representative; email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call the FBA Education Fund at 604-456-7146 or toll-free 1-800-663-5813, extension 7146.
The Hospital Employees’ Union is the largest of the 10 Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) unions – representing about 35,000 health care workers – followed by the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union covering 1,300 members.
The other unions are: the International Union of Operating Engineers; the Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the United Steelworkers of America; British Columbia Nurses’ Union; the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners; International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry.