Healthcare pre-requisite classes offered at Pierce College

Use your Training Fund benefit to complete some of the most common healthcare prerequisite classes. Prerequisite classes for Training Fund eligible healthcare workers are offered through the Training Fund’s Tuition Assistance program in partnership with Pierce College, MultiCare (Good Samaritan Hospital and Auburn Medical Center), and Group Health Cooperative. (more…)

Become a Certified Nursing Assistant

Seattle area hospitals are now hiring Nursing Assistants!

Here’s your chance to advance your career and provide direct patient care.  Move up in your healthcare career with this two quarter, part-time program.

This program prepares graduates for the Washington State Nursing Assistant certification test and for an entry-level patient-care position in the health care field. Instruction is primarily  face-to-face with some online learning and assignments.

South Seattle College

Course Length:
2 quarters: Winter  & Spring 2016

Class Schedule:
Information coming soon!

Space is limited! For more information about entry requirements, contact:
Cirihn Rogers Malpocher at 425.306.5508 or via Email:

This class is offered through a Hospital Employee Education and Training Grant (HEET) and is a partnership between your employer, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund and South Seattle College.

Request a tutor for summer quarter!

Our tutoring program provides support for Training Fund students enrolled in approved healthcare-related programs. Highly qualified tutors provide both private and group tutoring sessions aimed at helping you master your subject. Training Fund tutors can help you succeed in your healthcare program pre-requisite classes including all levels of math, science, English, and more.

View our tutoring page for schedules and additional information about our tutoring program.



Tuition Assistance Benefit set at $5,250 for 2015

New Tuition Assistance benefit level announced for 2015

The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund Board of Trustees recently approved the amount of Tuition Assistance to be available to members in 2015. The annual cap for 2015 has been set at $5,250 per full time FTE (prorated for part timers).

This change affects eligible members in the Service, LPN, Pro-Tech and RN bargaining units at participating employers. Tuition Assistance covers tuition, school fees, required textbooks/software and required course equipment for approved college programs.

An important note for educational expenses that cross calendar years:
The calendar year benefit level against which eligible Tuition Assistance costs shall be applied will correspond with the year in which the class or course being paid for actually begins as opposed to the year in which registration or payment for the class or course may occur or the related program of study may begin.
Example: A member registers in December 2014 for a course that begins in January 2015. The tuition expense for the course will be applied to the student’s 2015 benefit cap (not 2014).

For more information, call the Training Fund office at (425)255-0315.


WGU offers discount for SEIU members

Western Governors University (WGU), Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU),  have partnered to provide the union’s 85,000 nurses a new, more affordable means to earn advanced degrees. Under the terms of an agreement with the Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), SEIU members will receive information regarding WGU’s accredited BSN and MSN degree programs as well as eligibility for a 5% discount for up to two years.

 If you are interested in learning more about WGU degree programs please visit their website:

 For more information about using the Training Fund benefit for WGU please contact Tomieka Quinn,


The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund provides education and career advancement programs for eligible healthcare employees to improve their skills, move up career ladders and make a better life for themselves and their families.

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Tuition Assistance

Professional Development


Academic Prep/Workshops

Career Counseling

Attention International RNs!

Have you practiced as an RN in another country? Would you like to be a licensed RN in the United States? Starting winter, 2013, Renton Technical College (RTC) is offering an NCLEX prep course for international RNs to help you become certified! to learn about your eligibility and the process for participating, please contact your Training Fund Case Manager at (425) 255-0315 or visit You can also contact Eugene Shen, IBEST Instructor/Allied Health and Nursing at RTC at .