The education department has been working in conjunction with the Community Organising Project to develop a ‘Regional Lifelong Learning Strategy’. As a result we have now formed a ‘Regional Learning Committee’. The strategic focus is to ensure that GMB members have access to not only workplace learning opportunities, but also to lifelong learning.
This fund has been created to assist GMB members with education and training costs in a bid to help them progress in their jobs but equally as important, it is there to help members who are out of work and who need to up-skill so they can secure future employment. It is primarily aimed at members of the GMB who are on the unemployed rate. Details of the terms and conditions of the ‘Regional Learning Fund’ and an application form can be found below.
Please remember to have previously liaised with your workplace Union Learning Representative or Branch Learning Representative, Full-time Officer, the Regional Learning Committee, the Regional Project or the Learning Co-ordinator in your area. This must be done prior to applying for funding. It may well be that one of the above could assist you in obtaining the training course that you are about to apply for funding, free of charge in the first instance.