You choose the career,
together we chart the path.

1199C Member Benefits

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund provides eligible District 1199C union members with a comprehensive range of educational services to support career advancement, wage growth, and adaptation to changing healthcare workplaces.

If your employer contributes to the Training Fund, you are eligible to attend classes at the Fund's Breslin Learning Center, or - through the Tuition Reimbursement or Full-Time Scholarship programs - at one of 45 areas colleges, universities or technical schools. Classes at the Breslin Center are available on a flexible schedule, with morning, evening and weekend hours, and career coaches on-site to help you choose the best class for your educational and career pathway.

Summary Plan Description: click here to learn more about eligible District 1199C members' Training & Upgrading benefits.
2016-17 Course Catalog: click here to learn more about our 2016-17 programs for union members!

For more information, please call 215-568-2220, and ask to speak with Jim Keller or Stacy Campbell.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    Members covered by the Training Fund benefit are entitled to tuition reimbursement after six months of union membership.* Full time members may receive up to $5,000 per year for approved college and vocational courses, workshops and seminars. The benefit is pro-rated for part-time workers. Members must apply to the Training Fund and obtain advanced approval at least three weeks before the start of class.

    * Membership applies only to bargaining units where union membership is a condition of employment.

    Download Tuition Reimbursement Application

    Submit Completed Application

    Mail
    District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund
    100 S. Broad Street
    Land Title Building 10th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19110

    Fax
    215-735-7910

    Email
    scampbell@1199ctraining.org

  • Full-Time Scholarship

    Full-time members covered by the Training Fund are eligible for this benefit after one year on the job. The benefit includes a book and uniform allowance, continued health and pension benefits, a cost of living stipend, and tuition up to $10,000 per year for full-time study. The Fund supports study for up to two years.

    To be eligible for the Full-Time Scholarship, you must be a District 1199C union member employed full time by an employer that contributes to the Training and Upgrading Fund, and have been employed for at least one year. Members interested in applying must attend an orientation meeting.

    Members Only
    Submit Application

  • Continuing Education Classes

    Eligible healthcare workers may take advantage of continuing education programs offered at the Breslin Learning Center. There is a flexible schedule of professional development, basic education, college preparatory and career pathway programs. Other technical, computer and collegiate classes are available to members covered by the Training Fund benefit and to non-union community members on a tuition basis.

    Classes

    Basic Computers

    An introductory 48-hour computer class covering basic computer operations and Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, and email.

    Communications/Leadership

    A 24-hour introduction to the principles of effective communication and five levels of leadership.

    Personal Finance

    A 20-hour course consisting of four independent workshops covering principles of personal finance. Workshops include: Budgeting; Credit & Debt; Life Insurance & Estate Planning; Savings, Investing, Retirement Planning & Taxes.

    Certifications

    CPR/First Aid

    A half day (approximately 2-hour) certification training.

    Electronic Health Record Certificate

    This program offers six courses in the certificate program: Communications & Customer Service; Introduction to Medical Terminology; Introduction to Health Information/Informatics; the Electronic Medical Record; and, ICDL (International Computer Drivers’ License); Medical Insurance – Basics of Plans; and Business Writing.

    Pharmacy Technician

    A 90-hour course consisting of a 36-hour Pharmacy Math review; and a 54-hour Pharmacy classroom component.

    ServSafe

    A 15-hour training and certification course covering safe practices in food preparation, handling, storage and distribution.

    Telemetry Technician

    A 60-hour course covering the cardiovascular system, cardiac drugs, medical terminology, and the proper interpretation of telemetry.

  • Career Coaching

    A Career Counselor will help you create an individual educational plan to achieve your career goals. You can start by obtaining labor market information on a variety of healthcare and human services occupations. You can also learn about the educational requirements associated with each step on the career ladder. Next, the Counselor will help you evaluate your career interests, skill levels and academic readiness. You can then choose from a variety of programs available at the Fund’s Breslin Learning Center or at area schools.

    Some of the services offered include:
    • Resume Development and Interviewing Skills
    • Vocational Interest Assessment
    • Academic Evaluation
    • Job Placement
 

OUR UNION PARTNER:
District 1199C
National Union of Hospital & Health Care Employees (NUHHCE)
AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Union Headquarters:
1319 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 735 1300
Fax: (215) 735 9878
Email: info@1199cnuhhce.org

Online Headquarters:
1199CNUHHCE.org


Administration