About Our Training Program
Delivering modern training to 40,000 Home Care Aides each year.
Innovating Tomorrow’s Home Care Workforce
We’re committed to raising the professionalism of the home care workforce through comprehensive training. As the largest educational institution dedicated to home care workforce development in the country, SEIU 775 Benefits Group, a nonprofit 501(c)3 school, trains more than 45,000 Home Care Aides each year. The Benefits Group provides high value training to meet the needs of employers, workers, and, especially, Consumers. With more than 8,000 people turning 65 years of age each day in the U.S., the demand in Washington State alone will increase to 440,000 trained Home Care Aides by 2030. SEIU 775 Benefits Group is a leader in solutions for:
- Adult learning through training developed to build on existing competencies and that is highly applicable and relevant to the job.
- Rural learners and isolated workforce through online training, contact center support, and localized delivery design.
- Linguistically and culturally diverse learners by training in 13 languages and prioritizing cultural competency.
- Learners with low literacy and/or tech literacy by targeting accessible reading levels and designing online training to be user-friendly.
The solution doesn’t stop with entry-level training. Advancement opportunities help recruit and retain Home Care Aides. SEIU 775 Benefits Group proudly innovates in our region with the nation’s first scaled career pathway for Home Care Aides, and recognition from the U.S. Department of Labor as a “Trailblazer and Innovator” in 2012 for our Advanced Home Care Aide Apprenticeship program.
SEIU 775 Benefits Group is a nonprofit 501(c)3 formed by SEIU 775 and participating employers, including the state of Washington (employer of record), to train and develop professional long-term care workers to deliver high-quality care and support to older adults and people with disabilities. In collaboration with SEIU 775, employers throughout the state, our College Consortium and our Community Network, SEIU 775 Benefits Group continues developing innovative, meaningful training programs to help transform the long-term care profession. Our goal is better training for long-term care workers and, in turn, better care for long-term care Consumers.
Every long-term care worker is a professional who has been trained rigorously, whose work is well respected and well compensated, who has meaningful opportunities for professional development and career growth, and who provides high-quality care.
SEIU 775 Benefits Group were formed by SEIU 775 and a group of long-term care employers.