Training Fund

Your education benefits, your future.

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In an historic first for Washington state, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and six hospital systems negotiated a joint labor-management agreement for training funds that will help ensure we have more nurses, technical, and professional healthcare workers to care for our patients in our community. The fund provides bargaining unit employees at Group Health Cooperative, Highline Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center – Edmonds, MultiCare Auburn, and Valley Medical Center with the opportunity to develop their skills and advance their careers.

This joint fund provides career counseling and skills assessment, tuition assistance, tutoring, workshops, and reimbursement for professional development and RN specialty nurse exams, which enables employees to upgrade their skills and move into higher paying, hard-to-fill hospital positions.  It also addresses one of the key challenges facing healthcare: a shortage of nurses, professional and technical workers, which will only increase as more baby boomers retire.

To reach the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund:


15 So. Grady Way, #321
Renton, 98057