Opportunities for SEIU 521 Members

The Education Fund is working with SEIU 521 and Child Care Providers United (CCPU) on grant-funded programs and services for SEIU members training for healthcare, public health and community health jobs in California. These programs are for SEIU 521 members only. To qualify, sign up today at seiu521.org.

This grant will serve 1,000 members in education programs continuing through 2025. Programs are grant funded by the State of California through the HRTP Resilient Workforce General Fund (RWF) Program. Funding is targeted to address workforce shortages and build labor-management partnership in workforce training for union employment.

Programs and Services

Through 2025, this program will support 1,000 members in Education Fund programs for tuition support and career pathways for high need healthcare, public health and community health roles. The goal of the grant is to build labor-management partnership to solve workforce needs and to advance grant participants’ careers through training and job placement.

Planned programs include:

  • Tuition Support, CEU, and License fee reimbursement (See below)
  • Prerequisite courses at Bakersfield College or Cerro Coso
  • Career pathways including:
    – CNA at Bakersfield College. Application period: June 15 – July 15, 2024. Start date: August 15, 2024
    – MA program through Cerro Coso College, online with clinicals in Bakersfield. Summer registration application dates: April 17 – May 1, 2024. Program start date: May 15, 2024
    – Community Health Worker online program. Summer registration is open now until May 30, 2024. Program start date: June 20, 2024
    – Phlebotomy in Santa Clara and Bakersfield with rolling applications. Day, evening, and weekend classes available
  • Career Advice – 1:1 with one of our Career Counselors
  • Need-based laptop usage

 

Interested in one of these pathways? Don’t know where to start? Email Regional Coordinator Huda Khalil at hkhalil@theedfund.org with your name, employee ID email, and phone number and she will walk you through the application process.

Tuition Support

Tuition Support from the Education Fund provides financial assistance to employees of select Union partners who want to move up the healthcare career ladder through educational training programs.

We reimburse up to a maximum of $5,250 per person for eligible Healthcare and Social Services education Fees such as:

  • Tuition
  • Required Textbooks
  • Required student fees
  • License and Certification exam fees/ License renewal fees
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Tuition Support is provided through reimbursement. Participants must pay all costs up-front and then request financial reimbursement. Please note that your reimbursement request can be for healthcare and social services education that has been completed or is scheduled to be completed after September 2022.

Eligibility Criteria:

Full dues-paying member of SEIU 521.

How to Apply

If you meet the above eligibility criteria to apply for this program, you must make an account via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.

Please select your employer and input your employee ID.

Your employer will be listed under the text that says:
“*If you are a member of SEIU 521 or SEIU 1021 working in Kern, San Francisco, Monterey, or Santa Clara Counties, select your employer from the list below:”

Once you log into the portal, you will see the “Available Programs” option on the menu bar. Locate “521/1021 Tuition Support.” Click the “apply” button for the program and complete the application.

Contact

Having trouble signing up for MyEdFund or need more information about how to take advantage of grant-funded Education Fund programs and services? If so, please contact Regional Coordinator Huda Khalil:

Huda Khalil

Regional Coordinator
Tel: 310.985.7620
Email: hkhalil@theedfund.org

Huda is an Education Fund Regional Coordinator serving members of SEIU 521 and SEIU 1021 in Santa Clara, San Francisco and Kern Counties. She will focus on serving non-Education Fund eligible workers through grant funding in the immediate term while our teams plan for the longer-term sustainability of services with new partners through expanded employer contributions. Huda comes to the Ed Fund with a background in case management and direct patient care in healthcare. Her previous experience includes serving as a Housing Coordinator at Housing Choices, where she managed a caseload of more than 70 families with developmental disabilities, exceeding their caseload quota by 133%. Additionally, she has worked as a sales manager focusing on direct client marketing and advertising, digital sales, and contract negotiations. Huda earned their Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Monterey Bay and is a fluent Arabic speaker.