Get reimbursed for 2017 education expenses through the Training Fund!

All 2017 reimbursements are due to the Training Fund no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2018.

Reimbursement forms for Tuition Assistance and Professional Development activities are located on the Training Fund’s web page: www.healthcareerfund.org.

For more information, please contact the Training Fund office at members@healthcareerfund.org or via phone (425) 255-0315.

Get your Training Fund Reimbursement Form here.

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.

Program Application Deadline TEAS Workshop Dates (pick 1)
Option #1

Option #2
Apr-Sept 2018 Saturday, Jan 27
UW Medicine, Northwest Hospital – Room 735
3pm-8pm
Sunday, Jan 28
Training Fund Renton Office – Room #330
3pm-8pm
Sept-Dec 2018 Saturday, Apr 21
Training Fund Renton Office – Room #330
3pm-8pm
Sunday, Apr 22
UW Medicine, Northwest Hospital – Room 735
3pm-8pm
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 .

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.