HWDC Successful Learning

Learning Centre Again Proves Success

Further to the previous courses we can report that another 60 members completed and graduated as Logistics Apprentices on courses held at HWDC by Parminder Kaur in November 2018 and were awarded their certificates at a specially organised event. Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary was in attendance (see picture below) .

Learning Centre Celebrates the Graduation of Logistics Apprentices

Learning Takes-Off in Heathrow

Parminder Kaur, Lead ULR for South East No5 branch.

When Parminder took on her role as Lead ULR in HWDC the learning project had stalled however Parminder has worked tirelessly to get courses and learning for her members. Parminder has built wonderful relationships with not only her members but with the local Royal Mail management and her learning provider.

Joe Showler, South East Learning Project Worker, was full of praise for Parminder, “Parminder is very passionate about learning and has been extremely effective and dedicated in her approach. She has broken down so many barriers to achieve something very wonderful here. Despite all this success, Parminder is very modest about her efforts and achievements. Parminder is a great example of how a ULR can change perceptions about union learning and address the skills needs and aspirations of our members.”

Parminder said afterwards “Since I started working with the CWU, I have realised how effective unions can be! Unions are organisations that really help people, and I am also really grateful to the management team at HWDC who are supporting us as well.

When somebody talks to me about their learning needs, I try my hardest to help them and provide Information Advice and Guidance to signpost them to colleges if we can’t provide the course or courses ourselves. I am confident in the future we will bring even better and more varied courses that everyone will benefit from. Being a ULR is hard work but extremely rewarding!”

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