LCCSSA Career Development Fund
Please Note:If you would like to apply for the 2012-2013 fiscal year please feel free to turn your application for any course that completes on or after June 1, 2012.
Am I eligible?
In order to be eligible to receive the career development funds, you must be a member of the Lewis & Clark College Support Staff Association. The funds are not available to temporary employees.
What can the funds be used for?
The fund is available for:
“job-related conferences, workshops, training sessions, course work and seminars that enhance the employee’s work performance and facilitate professional growth in any potential position the employee aspires to attain at the college. Bargaining Unit Members may also apply for funds to attend college or university courses where such courses are directly related to the employee’s current work assignment or to a position to which the employee could reasonable expect to be promoted.”
(LCCSSA Collective Bargaining Agreement, 21.1 & 21.2)
How much can I apply for?
Each grant is worth up to a maximum of $750 and is allocated on a first come, first serve basis. A total of $14,000 is available for career development each fiscal year, with the goal of providing the maximum benefit to the maximum number of people. The career development fund does not reimburse for travel expenses. Employees are allowed to apply for an additional grant up to the maximum, if money is still remaining in the fund during the fiscal year.
Effective July 1,2012 the Career Development Fund will have a total of $16,000 available for career development each fiscal year and grants will be worth a maximum of $800 per person.
How do I apply?
Complete the online application form in full.
Provide proof of completion (*required for reimbursement*)
What happens to my application?
The Career Development Committee, (consisting of two representative from both the College and the Association) will review the application and course description to determine if the request falls within the guidelines outlined above. If approved, the employee will be issued a reimbursement check. If rejected, you have the opportunity to appeal in writing within 30 days of the decision.