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.

2019 TEAS prep workshop dates announced

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Prep Workshop
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 MID-YEAR PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE SHOULD SIGN UP TO TAKE THE WORKSHOPS EARLY IN THE YEAR. STUDENTS WITH A PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE PRIOR TO MARCH SHOULD TAKE THE FALL WORKSHOP THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

Program Application Deadline TEAS Workshop Dates (pick 1) Option #1 Option #2
June – November 2019 Saturday, April 13, 2019
UW Medicine, Northwest Hospital
Room 735
1pm – 6pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Training Fund Renton Office
Room 330
1pm- 6pm
     

Click Here to Learn About the Workshop

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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.