Fort Mackay, Alta. – March 19, 2016 – UFCW Canada members from across the country are raving about the union's groundbreaking online education program, webCampus, which offers free online courses to all UFCW Canada members, their families, and community partners.
Many UFCW Canada members take webCampus courses out of personal interest, while others see them as a way to develop their knowledge and professional skills.
Angela Fiddler is a proud UFCW Canada Local 401 member who works as a housekeeper at the Wapasu Creek Lodge in Fort Mackay, Alberta. Originally from the Waterhen Lake First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan, she began working at the lodge in October 2010 and recently started taking webCampus courses in her spare time.
Sister Fiddler had the following to say about her experience with webCampus:
"I know that education is key and that is why I am happy my union offers online education courses that I can take before or after work hours. This online training, known as webCampus, is offered by UFCW Canada and is free of charge for all members, their family, and friends.
I am currently enrolled in a number of webCampus courses and I plan to update my job and life skills with this education. In the future, I am looking forward to taking even more online courses, offered and supported by my union, in order to obtain a Human Rights Advocate Certificate.
As a mother of six, Co-Chair of the Wapasu First Nation, and a Metis & Inuit Committee member, it will take some time management and commitment from me to achieve this growth in my education, and I am willing to make that commitment. Our union cares about us and encourages us to better ourselves. But it takes you and me to take that step. If I can do it, you can too!
I am looking forward to a very successful 2016. Ekosi! (The end or that’s all in Cree language)"
Registration for webCampus is now open. To register for webCampus, and to find out more about the program, visit the webCampus website today.
Note: a longer version of this story originally appeared on the UFCW Canada Local 401 website. To read the full story, click here.