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CAW-MAC Labour Studies courses are designed specifically for CAW members. Courses are offered locally in your community. Education has an important role in building a knowledgeable membership and workplace leadership. The CAW-McMaster program is designed on a learning approach that is built upon a commitment to participants that translates into respect for prior experience, skill and activism.
The certificate program is an in-depth credit program designed to be completed at your own pace. Classes are held at various times during the day, evening or weekend, allowing the maximum number of workers to take advantage. Courses are designed by experts in the field to give you knowledge and practical information you need to succeed and understand the working world of today. Courses are set to serve individuals who want to pursue learning and career goals in a flexible setting.
Whether you are looking for career advancement, job change, working towards a degree or interested in learning for self-development and enrichment, we can help.
The recent funding agreement reached with Chrysler, Ford and GM allows the CAW/MAC Labour Studies Certificate to continue offering courses to CAW members. The program will be administered directly by the CAW and sign-up for courses will happen through local union representatives or directly with the Certificate Office at McMaster.
The partnership between the CAW and McMaster University has allowed us to offer courses designed specifically for you, with your interests in mind. We look forward to continuing this innovative program and developing new courses in the near future. Its continued success will depend critically on your participation this term and in the future. Courses have been scheduled for all locations. Details can be found in the downloadable brochure on this site.
“I’m pleased that we’ve got the program back on track. It was too important to let fail. Our partnership with the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University has produced one of the most innovative labour education programs around. I’m glad our members at Ford, Chrysler and General Motors will continue to have the opportunity for the personal development and the social engagement that characterizes CAW/MAC courses.”
Ken Lewenza, CAW National President
For more information, please contact Shelley Omand at email@example.com or by phone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 24015 or contact your CAW-McMaster Area Coordinator found under the list of area contacts below.
How to Complete the Certificate Program
Students in the CAW-MAC program are required to complete 36 units in order to be eligible to graduate. Depending on the course, unit values range from 1 unit to 4 unit courses. Course descriptions in the calendar include the unit value. Courses are delivered by a combination of face-to-face instruction, computer, video conferencing and learning via the Internet & CD Rom’s.
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Registration form (in Adobe pdf format):
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List of Area Contacts
Area Coordinators and Contact Information
Bill Turner (Local 1285)
Or Gail Luyben-Powers
905-451-2691 or Tuesdays 905-799-5114
Dan Borthwick (Local 88)
Kris Mueller (Local 1459)
Peter Scott (Local 199)
905-682-2611 ext. 238
|Hamilton (McMaster University)
Sam Vrankulj (Local 555)
905-525-9140 ext. 27781
Brett Lefebre (Local 707)
To register: 905-844-9451
Electra-Motive - Frank Ware (Local 27)
John MacDonald (Local 222)
|General Dynamics -
Dereck Berry (Local 27)
Rick LaBonté (Local 444)
To register: 519-258-6400
Students from Local 200:
please call 519-256-3453 to register