California will need 500,000 new healthcare workers in the next 10 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the current workforce crisis in the healthcare system. Our mission at SEIU-UHW is to recruit and train quality students 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 a tuition-free education 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 Education Fund, which offers a wide variety of programs to train healthcare workers in positions UHW employers are looking to fill. The Ed Fund is committed to equity and inclusion through expanding opportunities for career advancement and skill building to develop a diverse talent pipeline that reflects our communities’ needs. Visit your MyUHW page to find the details of your contract.
- For our friends and family, and for non-Ed Fund-eligible members, we offer courses through Futuro Health. These low-cost programs 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.