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COULDN'T MAKE IT TO THE CARE BEGINS WITH YOU HEALTH FAIR 2014?

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Training Partnership Executive Director Charissa Raynor attends special White House event to highlight Training Partnership's Apprenticeship Program and witness the signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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Training Partnership Executive Director Charissa Raynor attends special White House event to highlight Training Partnership's Apprenticeship Program and witness the signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust offers classes and support in 13 languages:

Can’t make it to the Fair? You can still learn about your health benefits! Attend in person or from the comfort of your own living room!
The SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership's Advanced Home Care Aide Apprenticeship program is featured on the U.S. Department of Labor's website as an example of the potential for apprenticeships: "Ensuring we have enough quality home care aides...will continue to be a challenge that we must confront as a society. Each day, 8,000 people in America turn 65, and Washington state alone will need to train approximately 440,000 home care workers by 2030 to meet this growing demand."
Six new online continuing education courses on providing consumer-directed care for common medical conditions are available now. Please refer to your training standards to determine how much CE you are required to take.
The SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership, the largest home care worker training provider in the country, was recognized by the White House on Wednesday for the expansion of its unique apprenticeship program. The program, which is designed to meet the career pathway needs of Washington state’s 43,000 Home Care Aides, works to fill the workforce need in home care, the fastest growing occupation in the country.

Home Care InSight Magazine December 2013The latest issue of Home Care InSight Magazine will be delivered to students in the next week. Inside the issue are articles and information for Home Care Aides on training and health benefits. 

Some topics include:

  • Staying safe on the job
  • New training languages
  • Worker spotlight
  • Mental health and you
  • Using health benefits wisely

View magazine online here. 

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It’s no secret that everything in life becomes easier when done with a support system. After all, who couldn’t benefit from a cheerleader who roots for you along the way or an advocate who provides support to catch you when you stumble? That’s why the recently implemented Training Partnership Navigator Program is music to the ears of Home Care Aides (HCAs) across the region. 

In mid-October, a pilot project launched and was rolled out to all new HCAs in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties who were employed after Sept. 29, 2013. If the program proves a success, it may be expanded to reach all Washington state HCAs. 

As of December 2013, there are 39 English Continuing Education (CE) classes you can take online by going to www.myseiubenefits.org. In addition, there are eight online CE courses in Russian and Spanish available as well. With online classes you pick the time and topics that work for you. You can see the available courses, register and access courses, receive credit, and navigate help information – all online and all 24 hours a day!
The Apprenticeship is a free, 70-hour training program that provides in-depth training to Home Care Aides. After completing, certified HCA graduates will receive a $0.25-hour raise (25 cents) and new skills to build their careers.

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