Almost all of us know someone who lost work due to COVID-19 – people we know and trust from our communities whose jobs may never come back. At the same time, California will need 500,000 new healthcare workers in the next ten years. Our mission at SEIU-UHW is to recruit quality students for allied healthcare career advancement programs to meet the workforce needs of the future and become a stronger and more powerful workers’ organization.
At SEIU-UHW, we provide full-circle education opportunities for both members and our loved ones. We have a unique opportunity to give scholarships to our friends and family so they become that next generation of caregivers. Futuro Health programs are designed to bring the people we trust the most into our field and into our union family, while giving them an opportunity for a stable, life changing career.
- Eligible SEIU-UHW members can access the Ed Fund, which offers education benefits at no cost, with flexibility and sensitivity to meet the needs of working adults. To find out if you have access to the Ed Fund, visit your MyUHW page to find the details of your contract.
- For our friends and family, and for members who aren’t Ed Fund eligible, we offer courses through Futuro Health, which offers tuition-free programs to train the next generation of healthcare workers for jobs in high demand. You must be referred by a UHW member (or be one yourself), so be sure to have the member’s name, facility and employee ID (if applicable), phone, and email ready. While they are studying, Futuro Health students will be members of SEIU-UHW’s Healthcare Justice Division, and will have access to union benefits and activities.