New To The Education Fund?
The Education Fund is a labor-management partnership that provides education and training to people who work in a participating SEIU bargaining unit for a contributing employer. We offer free career counseling, as well as a variety of programs designed to help people succeed in their current position and/or move up into a new job. Get started by browsing our website, including our Education & Advancement programs and Continuing Education, or request an appointment with a career counselor. Or you can call us at 1.888.872.4606 (Northern CA), or 1.866.804.2250 (other areas).
Ed Fund Eligibility
If you are eligible for benefits from your employer, and have completed your probation period:
You are eligible for all Education Fund programs & services!
If you are an “on-call”, “per-diem”, “services-as-needed” and “short-hour” worker who has worked a minimum of two shifts each month, for the most recent six months:
Effective June 1, 2020, you are eligible for most Ed Fund programs and services, with the exception of wage replacement programs such as STIPEND. (Those who have worked fewer than the required minimum are only eligible for Ed Fund programs and services that are under 40 hours.) View an FAQ about this expanded eligibility.
If you are a non-benefited worker (on-call, per diem, supplemental) who has worked for your employer for LESS than six months:
You can take advantage of career counseling and career counseling workshops.