Adult Educators working in Vancouver have been part of VESTA since 1994 and have a Collective Agreement with the Vancouver Board of Education that is separate from the K-12 bargaining unit.
VESTA provides a part-time Adult Educators sublocal president to augment the support available to all members.
Adult Educators are encouraged to participate in all VESTA Staff Rep Assemblies, General Meetings, Staff Rep Union Trainings, and other events organized by VESTA. One of VESTA’s Local Representative to the BCTF positions is reserved for an Adult Educator member, so that the sub-local’s voice is always guaranteed a spot at BCTF Representative Assemblies and the BCTF Annual General Meeting.
The following members were elected to the 2016-2017 VESTA Adult Ed Sublocal Executive Committee at the AE AGM on 2016 May 29:
President: Hollie Williams
1st Vice President: Stacey Harker
2nd Vice President: Chris Murphy
District Health & Safety Chair: Kyle Kirkwood
District Pro D Chair: Brad Akeroyd
AE Local Rep to BCTF: Donna Brack
Allan Haley (SHEC)
Kyle Kirkwood (SHEC)
Hollie Williams (MSEC)
Donna Brack (GPEC)
2016-17 AE Executive Committee Nomination Form
Educational Leaves Application
Self-directed PD Form
Step 1 Grievance Form
Code of Ethics
Stephen Quinn, CBC Radio, interviews Chris Murphy about funding cuts to Adult Education. (interview begins at 53 minutes into the broadcast)
Thousands of adult students affected by Ministry funding cuts. Please print/copy these handouts and make available to your students.