Important update on Tuition Assistance benefit for Service

This year the Training Fund received an overwhelming number of Service/Maintenance, LPN and Non-Professional workers requesting funding to return to school.  As a result, our Tuition Assistance budget has been spent early.  For the remainder of this year, we will not be able to fund any new enrollments of Service/Maintenance, LPN and Non-Professional workers in our Tuition Assistance program effective immediately through December 31, 2018. 

If you are already receiving Tuition Assistance from us in 2018,  you will continue to receive funding until you successfully complete your program.  Our primary financial commitment is to those members who are already enrolled in the Tuition Assistance/Career Counseling program, so they may complete their program as intended.

This change does not impact the other benefits available to Service/ Maintenance, LPN and Non-Professionals through the Training Fund.  Members of this Bargaining Unit still have access to a variety of Education Services benefits including:

– Tutoring
– Career counseling
– Funding for professional development activities and CEUs
– Access to workshops and programs like basic computers and ELL
– EVS CHEST program (for Swedish Medical Center members)

Tuition Assistance benefits for Service/Maintenance, LPN and Non-Professional workers will be available again on January 1, 2019.  Given the high level of Tuition Assistance usage, beginning in 2019, the Training Fund will start using a wait list for members who want to use their Tuition Assistance benefit. All applications will be ranked and funding slots will be given to members based on worksite seniority. If you plan to attend school in 2019, please speak with a Training Fund Navigator and submit your application for Tuition Assistance.  An outline about this process will be made available in December, so please check our website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Training Fund office at (425) 255-0315.

Training Fund Welcomes New PeaceHealth Members in 2018

Next year, the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund will begin providing benefits to over 900 members at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington.

At PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, Training Fund benefits will be available for eligible members in the Service and Technical-Professional Bargaining Units.

New members can access benefits starting January 1, 2018.

Training Fund Welcomes New MultiCare Members

Next year, the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund will begin providing benefits to over 1,000 members at Deaconess and Valley Hospitals in Spokane, Washington.

On July 1, 2017, Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System officially acquired both hospitals from Community Health Systems based out of Tennessee. The Training Fund currently serves over 130 members at MultiCare’s Auburn Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital.

At Valley Hospital, Training Fund benefits will be available for eligible members in the Service/LPN, Professional-Technical, and RN Bargaining Units. At Deaconess Hospital, benefits will be available for eligible members of the Service/LPN and Professional-Technical Bargaining Units.

New members can access benefits starting January 1, 2018.

Take healthcare prerequisites this fall!

You can use your Training Fund benefit to complete some of the most common healthcare prerequisite classes offered at NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE, SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE, PIERCE COLLEGE & SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.

These classes are available through the Training Fund’s Tuition Assistance program. The Training Fund pays the school directly so there are no up-front expenses for you.

NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE
Biology 160 (General) – Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:50pm (No prerequisite class requirement)
Biology 260 (Microbiology)   Saturdays 12:50pm-4:40 pm (Prerequisite: 2 college biology (Bio 241/242 or A & P I and II) and or Chemistry all with a 2.0 or better and English 101)
English 101 – Tuesdays 6:00-8:50 pm (Prerequisite is placement into English 101 or English 97/98 instructor recommendation)
Math (Pre-college math) – Saturdays 9am-12pm (No prerequisite)
Psychology 100 – Tuesdays 6:30-9:20 pm (Prerequisite: English 101)

Classes at North Seattle College are either hybrid (class time is both on-line and in person) or completely on-line. In addition to the classes listed above, members can take any healthcare prerequisite class and have it paid for by their Training Fund Tuition Assistance benefit. For questions or help with enrollment at NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE, please contact CHRISTY HAMMRICH, Training Fund Education and Career Navigator, at +1 (425) 205-7573 or email .

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE
Biology 241

Classes at South Seattle College are either hybrid (class time is both on-line and in person) or completely on-line. In addition to the classes listed above, members can take any healthcare prerequisite class and have it paid for by their Training Fund Tuition Assistance benefit. For questions or help with enrollment at SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE, please contact CHRISTY HAMMRICH, Training Fund Education and Career Navigator, at +1 (425) 205-7573 or email .

PIERCE COLLEGE
Biology 160 – M/W 5:30pm – 6:20pm, Labs M/W 6:30pm – 8:20pm
Biology 241 – T/TH 5:30pm – 7:40pm, Labs T/Th 7:40pm – 8:30pm
Chemistry 100 – T/Th 5:30pm – 7:40pm
Math 96 – M/T/TH 5:30pm – 7:40pm
Math 146 – M/W 5:30pm – 7:40pm
Psychology 100 – Online only

Take any class you need for your healthcare degree or certification! For questions or help with enrollment at PIERCE COLLEGE, please contact MACHELLE DOOLITTLE, Training Fund Education and Career Navigator, at +1 (206) 890-7601 or email .

SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Take any class you need for your healthcare degree or certification! Classes held at both SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE and SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE. For questions or help with enrollment at either college, please contact KORRI SHIMIZU, Training Fund Education and Career Navigator,
at +1 (206) 708-0801 or email .

PLEASE NOTE Experience with online learning and basic computer skills are recommended for some of these classes.

These special classes are part of a Training Fund HEET (Hospital Employees Education & Training) grant. Some classes have been contextualized to the healthcare setting and some have a specific tutor assigned to work with students. Each school provides a College Navigator/Success Coach whose job is to partner with you and the Training Fund to make sure you’re successful in school. In addition, a childcare stipend is available if requested.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about these classes and other educational opportunities available through the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund, please call the Training Fund office at +1 (425) 255-0315.

Suicide Prevention Training Available

Kaiser Permanente of Washington recently announced a training opportunity for healthcare workers. The Suicide Prevention Online CME is a certificate program offered for 6 hours/6CEs. This training is free of charge. To learn more, please read this flyer.