Healthcare Apprenticeship The Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium is a partnership created to provide all healthcare employers within Washington State access to the benefits of skilled apprenticeship training for their workforce. The Consortium is sponsored by the Training Fund. We are facilitating apprenticeships in several healthcare professions. Employers, invest now for skilled workers in the next couple of years!
Virtual Healthcare Institute The Virtual Healthcare Institute recruits and trains healthcare workers, using an online platform designed for professional technical education. Led by the Training Fund, we work with partners and employers across Washington State. We can help you leverage innovative technology to fill crucial healthcare gaps.
Advance your career with the Training Fund’s Professional Development benefit
Read about important updates to the Professional Development benefits.
Professional development opportunities vary by bargaining unit. Explore below to learn more.
Advancing careers and improving patient care
The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund is a non-profit, labor-management partnership between nine hospital employers and the largest healthcare union in Washington State. Established in 2008, the Training Fund was created to develop a statewide program for addressing the workforce needs of participating employers and to support the career, knowledge, and skill aspirations of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members. It is a ground-breaking enterprise designed to leverage the healthcare industry’s greatest strengths – its people and its institutions – to collectively keep pace with this rapidly changing, ever expanding and highly complex industry.
Close to 14,000 Washington State healthcare workers are currently eligible for Training Fund education benefits. As a Labor/Management Taft-Hartley Trust which is funded by collectively-bargained employer contributions, we are able to provide services and benefits at no cost to eligible members. Benefits include: funding for Professional Development activities, a Tuition Assistance program to cover college and university enrollment costs, and a wide variety of educational support services.
The multi-employer, labor/management partnership model allows the Training Fund to attract significant grant dollars to expand services for its members and the broader community. Since 2009, the Fund has been awarded over $4.7 million dollars in federal, state and private grants to further its mission. From policy work, to training projects to education-system reform, the Training Fund has made a significant impact on the current and future direction of Washington’s healthcare workforce system.
The Training Fund’s Work
- Offer direct education and training benefits
- Provide extensive support services to increase member success and therefore ‘return on investment’
- Influence the education system as a large labor/management partnership to meet our collective goals
- Pursue external funding to expand services and leverage employer financial contributions
Current Open Positions
Equal Employment Opportunity Workplace
The Training Fund is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and potential employees are entitled to be treated respectfully and without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, age, political ideology, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or disability. Employees are protected from retaliation for complaining of discrimination, opposing discrimination, and cooperating in discrimination investigations.
The Training Fund is a harassment free workplace.
For questions, contact Audrey Slade at email@example.com.
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.