Effective, January 1, 2011, the District Council 37 Education Fund will only reimburse for job-related Civil Service and Continuing Education courses or for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate courses offered by U.S. affiliated educationally accredited institutions and programs as specified in the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Post-secondary Institutions and Programs (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/). The Fund will also reimburse for conferences or test preparation courses that are taken to pass a test for professional license or certification or for New York State registration (i.e. Social Workers, Engineers, Architects) as a condition of employment. Please note: Examination and Certification fees are not reimbursable.
To be eligible, a member must be a full-time per annum employee in a title covered by Fund training agreements. Part-time employees include some covered titles of the Department of Education and College Assistants who work a minimum of 17 ½ hours per week or 70 hours per month are covered.
AFSCME Online Leadership Academy
AFSCME’s Online Leadership Academy features both live and self-paced classes for leaders, activists, members and staff that are interactive, fun and educational.
The Webinars are live, scheduled one-hour classes conducted in real-time and cover timely and hot topics — such as pensions and state battles — and core topics — such as organizing and representing workers.
Each self-paced On-Demand Class is flexible, can be taken at any time, seven days a week and will take just 20 minutes to complete.