Academic Support & Workshops

The Training Fund provides multiple academic resources to help you succeed in school. These include course tip sheets, basic computer classes, standardized test prep, and more.  Explore our offerings below.

Please note that all workshops will be held virtually/online using Zoom. If you need help using Zoom, please visit our Help with Online Tools page.

 

Academic Support Materials

Training Fund provides extra resources to assist you in passing exams needed for your education pathway. Please connect with your assigned Regional Education Navigator (REN) to request materials. Our RENs are skilled at helping you determine what support materials are needed to help you succeed with your education and career goals.

Once approved by your REN, the requested materials will be shipped directly to you.

If you have not been assigned to a REN please complete this form.

Don’t remember the name of your REN? Please email or call the Training Fund office at 425.255.0315.

Materials List

Mental Health and Wellness Workshops

“Caring for Others Without Losing Yourself” – Avoid Compassion Fatigue

You are always caring for others, now make time to care for yourself.

Self-compassion is necessary for your work. Learn how to avoid burnout in the healthcare field with author and teacher Dr. Kristin Neff.

Together with Dr. Kristin Neff and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, the Training Fund is hosting a 1.5-hour virtual workshop titled “Caring for Others Without Losing Yourself” from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4.

Register today at bit.ly/Self-Compassion-workshop. A recorded version of the workshop will also be available.

This workshop will be interpreted!

“Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a close friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans.”

Want more information?

Contact the Training Fund!
Phone: (425)255-0315
Email: 

“Navigating Overwhelming Times” Virtual Workshop

This has been a tough year … Learn how to handle undue stress, how to find your calm, and how to seek needed resources.

The pandemic has been difficult for our hospital workers. The Training Fund Board, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, and your employer want to provide education and support.

Together with the Trauma Stewardship Institute, the Training Fund recently offered this workshop, which are now available to watch!

This workshop was interpreted. Please use the following link to request a translated recording. 

Please use this request form to get a recording of the workshop. It’s only available till May 22 tinyurl.com/trainingfundmentalhealth

Zoom Skills Workshops

We are now working and living in a more virtual world. Learn how to increase your Zoom skills with Literacy Source and the Training Fund.

The Training Fund recently offered several workshops, which are now available to watch!

Help Everyone Succeed Online!

  • Learn better Zoom Practices
  • Join the Training Fund and Literacy Source for a virtual workshop that will help you better engage your team, employees, or organization members! This event is built for supervisors, managers, union leaders, organizers or any leader who want to create accessible, more effective virtual workspaces.
  • This virtual workshop has passed, but you can request a quick summary video!
  • Request a video now at https://bit.ly/TF-Zoom-workshop1

You Can Zoom Call!

  • Let us help you learn how!
  • Join the Training Fund and Literacy Source for a workshop that will help you
    learn to join a video workshop, and teach you to feel good and have fun on a video meeitng. Learn how to speak, listen and share with your co-workers.
  • This event has passed, but you can request a quick summary video!
  • Visit this link to request a video today! – http://bit.ly/Zoom-Access
  • Need help? Call Destiny at (206) 321-1874.

Become A Virtual Leader!

  • Take your Zoom hosting skills to the next level.
  • Join the Training Fund and Literacy Source for a virtual workshop that will help you become an online facilitator. This event is built for managers, supervisors, team leaders, and employees of all skills who arelooking to host better meetings.
  • This virtual workshop has passed, but you can request a quick summary video!
  • Request a video now at https://bit.ly/TF-Zoom-Workshop3

Questions? Contact Destiny Williams with the Training Fund!

Phone: (206) 321-1874

Email:

Personal Statement Workshop

The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund’s Personal Statement Workshop helps members write effective personal statements so that they can improve their chances of getting accepted into programs and moving forward with their goals! The workshop introduces the process of writing an excellent personal statement while being supported by a Training Fund Personal Statement Tutor.

Upcoming dates – Mark you calendars now!

  • October 10

When and where: 1pm to 2:30pm. This workshop will be offered online only–you’ll join the videoconference from your computer.     

Sign up for the workshop.

Resume Workshop

Our Resume Workshop helps members create and polish their resumes so that they can improve their chances of standing out when applying for jobs as they work towards advancing their professional careers.

 

Get Started:

Writing or updating a resume is a “must” for pursuing a new job or applying to an education program. A clean, polished resume will help you stand out from the pile of other resumes and land you an interview! The Training Fund can help you get started on creating a dynamic resume to get that invitation to interview.

What You Will Learn:
+ Clear advice on what resume format healthcare employers prefer
+ Recommendations on how to professionally frame your accomplishments
+ Connections to resources; including the Training Fund’s Employment Services


Upcoming dates – Mark your calendar!

  • June 24
  • Fall TBD

When and where: 6:00-7:30pm. This workshop will be offered online only–you’ll join the videoconference from your computer. 

Register Now!
If you have recently graduated from a program, are planning to graduate soon, or are just job hunting at a Training Fund employer partner, you are highly encouraged to sign up for this workshop! Complete the registration form.
The workshop is free and only open to Training Fund eligible members.
Statistics Prep Workshop

The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund’s Statistics Prep Workshop is a 3.5 hour intense primer to help you get ready for your Statistics Class! Learn an overview of Statistics concepts you’ll need to master, strategies for
successful completion of the class, and how stats matters in your healthcare career.

Upcoming dates – Mark your calendars now!

  • September 15

When and where: 6pm to 9:30pm. This workshop will be offered online only–you’ll join the videoconference from your computer.      

Sign up for the workshop.

TEAS Prep (Nursing Entrance Exam) Workshop

Prepare for the TEAS test with the Training Fund!
If you are planning to apply for nursing school in the next six to nine months and the programs require a pre-nursing entrance exam (like TEAS, PAX, or Kaplan Pre-Nursing), be sure to attend this workshop. Attendees have raised their TEAS scores by more than 20 points by participating in our review workshop!  The workshop is FREE for training fund members. Complete the registration form.

How it works:
Attend a 2.5-hour TEAS prep workshop. We’ll the mail you prep resources for your Pre-Nursing exam, which includes online and paper practice tests.

Upcoming dates – Mark you calendars now

  • October 2

When and where: 1-3:30pm. This workshop will be offered online only–you’ll join the video conference from your computer.

Sign up for the workshop.

Good luck on your TEAS!

Call the Training Fund office with any questions: (425) 255-0315.

ELL and Basic Computer Classes

Do you want to improve your English and computer skills?

The Training Fund can help you to: 

Improve your English
Learn email and internet skills
Do health and wellness surveys for work
Practice professional communication
Get your English ready for programs, like nursing assistant training

The Training Fund offers many ways to learn English and computers:

Learn at the hospital work-site
Take a college ELL class
Learn with your work department
Learn on your cell phone with Cell-ED

Learn at your work-site

Meet with a tutor for free at work, before or after your shift. The Training Fund will learn what time works for you. Your tutor will learn about your English and computer skills. We can help you build your skills and reach your goals. Apply to the Training Fund online, talk to your Regional Education Navigator, or call Rachel at (425) 919-0779 and say: “I want to learn computers and English at my work.”

Learn with college ELL classes

Take an ELL class for free at the community college by your home or your work. The Training Fund can pay your fees for classes and school books you need. Apply to the Training Fund online, talk to your Regional Education Navigator, or call Rachel at (425) 919-0779 and say: “I want to learn English at the community college.”

Learn with your work department

Sometimes there are changes at work with computer programs or work responsibilities. Everyone will need to learn new ways to use the computer, or learn English reading and writing skills. If you hear about an opportunity for the Training Fund to support, please call Rachel at (425) 919-0779.

We are here to help you learn!

Training Fund ELL and basic computer classes are offered onsite at our various employer locations in partnership with Literacy Source to support members who want to improve their English and/or basic computer skills.

Contact the Training Fund to arrange for classes at your worksite! Email .

Training Fund Regional Education Navigators work to transition interested students to I-BEST (Intergrated Basic Education and Skills Training) or other formal ELL classes offered through the community college system in order to help members reach their long-term goals.
Watch the I-BEST video.

Number of points Training Fund members have raised their scores after completing a TEAS Prep workshop