As an 1199SEIU member, you have access to free, one-on-one academic and career counseling services from our Training and Employment Funds. Our skilled counselors also present a series of workshops designed to help you understand your benefits and make the career choices that best suit your aspirations.

Here are a few of the services and programs available to you:

Career Planning Workshop

If you’d like to learn more about emerging healthcare professions or aren’t sure what you’d like to study, this workshop can help you explore your options.

Tuition Assistance Workshop

This workshop provides step-by-step instructions on how to access financial assistance for your education through the Training and Upgrading Fund. Even if you have used tuition assistance benefits in the past, it’s a good idea to attend the workshop, as some of the eligibility requirements and benefits have changed.

Upgrade Strategies Workshop (formerly the Graduate Outcomes Workshop)

This comprehensive workshop offers an up-to-date assessment of job opportunities in the healthcare industry, and gives you an overview of the importance of self-marketing, resume preparation and goal evaluation.

Of course, counselors are available during normal business hours at the Funds’ Headquarters in Manhattan at 330 West 42nd Street, and at all of our satellite locations in the New York City metropolitan area. You can also speak to a representative and schedule a one-on-one session by calling the Counseling Hotline at (212) 284-9210. For a full list of upcoming workshops, visit

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