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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.


"New Trainings" available now for Union Members:
Online Healthcare & Medical Certification Programs - MedCerts. Click here for a link to the MedCerts online catalog presentation. For inquiries, please contact Mr. Rafael Castaneda, Vice President of Workforce Development

MedCerts 2023 Course Catalogues:

Conover Company Brochures:

"Coming in November" for Union Members:
Medical Coding;
Nurse Aide;
Floor Technician Training;
Customer Service;
Mental Health CPR;
SERV Safe;
Direct Support Professional;
Behavioral Health;
Sterile Processing;
Pharmacy Tech;
Health Care Administrator;
Anger Management; and



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.

For more information, please call 215-568-2220, and ask to speak with Teresa Bennett.

  • 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. Submit Online Tuition Reimbursement Application Question? Email Dante Allen or click here for the mailing address.

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


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


  • 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 in-person or virtual orientation meeting. Applications are accepted between September 1-March 1.

    Members Only
    Submit Application

  • Continuing Education Classes

    Eligible 1199C members 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. Click here for more information!


    Basic Computers

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


    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.


    CPR/First Aid

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

    Pharmacy Technician

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


    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
  • Jefferson (prev. Philly U) Class Registration


    Download your registration form here or click the image to the right.  

    Thank you, and good luck with your studies! For question, please email Nafeesah Taylor


    Submit Application



District 1199C
National Union of Hospital & Health Care Employees (NUHHCE)

Union Headquarters:
1319 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 735 1300
Fax: (215) 735 9878

Online Headquarters: