Important update on Tuition Assistance benefit for Service/Maintenance, LPN and Non-Profs

Deadline for Tuition Assistance application in 2019 is: April 2, 2019* 
The process for determining funding slots is outlined below:

Available Tuition Assistance slots will be allocated between employers proportionate to the percentage of eligible members;

  • When the applications are considered, selection of applicants will be made based on eligibility and seniority at each employer;
  • The Training Fund will verify seniority with your employer’s Human Resources department;
  • Upon verification of seniority by your employer, we will reach out to you to advise you of your position on the waitlist;
  • The benefit amount for Service/Maintenance, LPN and Non-Professional Members in 2019 is $3500 based on Full Time Equivalency (FTE)

*Any funding that will be provided based on the April 2 funding cycle will be for people who need tuition assistance for Fall quarter 2019.

Note: Those already enrolled in a qualified program through the Training Fund will maintain their current funding level as long as they do not miss more than 1 term in their approved schedule. 

Don’t forget, you also have access to a variety of Education Services benefits including:

  • Assessment, Navigation & Career Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Funding for professional development activities and Continuing Education Units
  • Access to workshops and programs like basic computers and English Language Learner (ELL)
  • EVS CHEST program (for Swedish Medical Center members)

To get on the waitlist for Tuition Assistance funding, please complete our application. 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.