$3-million professional development fund announced
Publish date: Thursday, September 06, 2018
HSP - Health Science Professionals
The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) is pleased to announce a new $3-million professional development fund aimed at supporting members of the health care team to undertake professional development to increase specialization, improve health care service to rural and remote areas of BC, and meet ongoing requirements for professional development. The fund is available to HSP members who work under the HSPBA collective agreement. The fund was created through a contribution from the Ministry of Health. The PEA’s share of the funding amounts to approximately $25,000. The distribution of the funds will be finalized with the HSP chapter executive and communicated to members. The fund focuses on supporting professional development in three areas: $1-million to encourage HSPBA members to retrain for health science professions experience shortages in BC $1-million to enhance professional development opportunities for health science professionals working in rural or remote areas of BC $1-million to assist health science professionals across the province to meet ongoing requirements for professional development All health science professionals covered by the HSPBA collective agreement, which includes members of PEA, HSA, BCGEU, CUPE, and HEU are eligible to apply for funding. We will be announcing the application process for PEA members shortly.