Read the Training Fund’s Spring Newsletter!

The Training Fund is excited to share our spring quarter, 2018 newsletter! Please enjoy reading about our incredible members, dedicated staff, helpful tips, and other Training Fund information. We appreciate this opportunity to serve and celebrate our SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members, as well as our union and employer partners!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR MEMBER SUCCESS STORY FOR AN UPCOMING NEWSLETTER, please call the Training Fund office at +1 (425) 255-0347.

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Members,
 
Welcome to 2018! We are excited to start another year of providing education benefits and services to assist you in reaching your career goals. 
 
First, I want to extend a very warm welcome to our members at PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bellingham and MultiCare’s Valley and Deaconess Hospitals in Spokane who joined the Training Fund as of January 1, 2018. Over 1,900 new members will now have access to the education benefits provided through the Training Fund. We are so happy to partner with you in your career pursuits!
 
The Training Fund now has more than 14,300 SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members eligible for Training Fund benefits across Washington State. Last year we served over 2,300 people through tuition assistance, tutoring, academic support workshops, professional development, stipends, English language and more. 
 
Here are some highlights and reminders of what’s available to you in 2018 as a member of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and part of the Training Fund:
 
– Tuition Assistance – 2018 maximum of $5,250 (levels are set annually by our Board of Trustees);
 
– We are excited to run two RN-BSN cohorts this year, supporting nurses to achieve this educational milestone. Contact Vernon Brown at vbrown@healthcareerfund.org if you are interested in learning more;
 
– Aspiring nurses can sharpen their writing skills at our new Personal Statement workshop. If you are planning to apply to a nursing program, this workshop may help you get over that Personal Statement hurdle;
 
– Our Education Navigators stand ready to support your journey through higher education, demystifying the admissions, registration and credentialing process. We now have Education Navigators in both Bellingham and Spokane to serve our new members in those locations;
 
– Have you completed your degree or certificate and are ready to look for a job in your new area of expertise? We have Employment Specialist services ready to guide you through the resume and interviewing stages. Reach out to Christy Hammrich at chammrich@healthcarerfund.org to set up a resume review or interview prep appointment; 
 
– In 2017, we launched our first Training Fund newsletter. Be on the lookout each quarter for a newsletter highlighting our incredible members, dedicated staff, helpful tips, and other information about Training Fund benefits and services.
 
I’m so proud of the work we do and so very proud of you, our members. We know the journey to your educational goals can be long. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to fit in school and focus on your development. But we know you can do it and thousands of you have! We can’t wait to support you on this journey and celebrate your successes. Here’s to ongoing, life-long learning and growing your skills and talents for your future! 
 
We wish you all the best,
Wendy Price,
Executive Director

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.

2018 TEAS prep workshop dates

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Prep Workshop

The TEAS is used as part of the admission process for many Nursing and Allied Health programs in our area. As of last year, an updated version of the TEAS test is being used. Please attend the Training Fund’s TEAS workshop that will go over the updated TEAS test and strategies to be successful.

PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS WITH A PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE BETWEEN DECEMBER 2018 THROUGH MARCH 2019 SHOULD SIGN UP TO TAKE THE OCTOBER WORKSHOP.

Program Application Deadline TEAS Workshop Dates (pick 1)
Option #1
Option #2
Dec 2018 – March 2019 Saturday, Oct 13
UW Medicine, Northwest Hospital – Room 735
3pm-8pm
Sunday, Oct 14
Training Fund Renton Office- Room #330
3pm-8pm

Click Here to Register for the Workshop

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.

Please enjoy our fall newsletter!

The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund is excited to share with you our fall quarter, 2017 newsletter! Please enjoy reading about our incredible members, dedicated staff, helpful tips, and other Training Fund information. We appreciate this opportunity to serve and celebrate our SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members, as well as our union and employer partners!

Read our fall newsletter here.

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 chammrich@healthcareerfund.org.

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 chammrich@healthcareerfund.org.

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 mdoolittle@healthcareerfund.org.

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 kshimizu@healthcareerfund.org.

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.