Toronto – January 7, 2013 – The webCampus courses are terrific! I was able to take the Health and Safety courses that interest me, work to complete them at my own pace, and attempt pragmatic thought-provoking assignments.
I loved that the courses could be taken in the comfort of my own home with my own computer. They were not overwhelming and I like that they are offered monthly and can also be completed monthly as well. Test and assignment results were provided in a timely fashion. The online courses allowed for good instructional feedback and regular online discussions. My husband is part of Local 1000A, so I was able to take these courses absolutely free – a real plus!
I particularly like the collaboration UFCW Canada has with Mohawk College. The Health and Safety courses I took online were equivalent to Mohawk college course credits. I was able to attain the Health and Safety Certificate from the college. These courses allowed me the chance to learn, grow and develop in a new and different area. I have since become the Health and Safety Representative for my own workplace. For some, the opportunity to have taken these courses might even open the door to a new career.
In the end, the main benefit for me is continuous lifelong learning and education. And I value the opportunity to do so. To take more online courses and hopefully obtain more college certification are future goals of mine.
Thanks so much UFCW Canada.
Family member of Gary Romanick, UFCW Canada Local 1000A
webCampus is UFCW Canada’s groundbreaking, state-of-the-art, interactive online training and education resource that provides UFCW Canada members and their families access to free online courses.
Offered 24 hours a day, webCampus includes more than 100 free online courses from basic computer skills, to job specific skills, to union history, to Microsoft Excel and dozens more.
Working in partnership with Mohawk College, webCampus also offers UFCW Canada members and their families the opportunity to earn college credits in a number of post-secondary certificate programs, including accredited college certificates in Labour Studies and Labour Studies in Occupational Health and Safety.