The #1 Workforce Development Resource for Care Workers

SEIU METC is the premier member education and training center for care workers. We provide high-quality training, so you can provide high-quality care.

Igniting Skills, Building Equitable Futures 
Skill Development and Continued Education
Mentorship and Networking with Community
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
Did you receive a letter from SEIU and the State of IL regarding your Required Mandatory Training? An agreement between SEIU and the State requires all Incumbent Individual Providers (IPs) currently working for a Customer of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services Home Services Program to attend a Mandatory PAID training class.

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About METC

Proudly training care workers since 2007

The Helen Miller SEIU Member Education & Training Center (METC) is the #1 workforce development resource for care workers.

METC offers a holistic approach to skill development –  including continuing education, health and wellness resources, mentorship, and networking.

 Through METC trainings, you will grow both personally and professionally, accelarete up the career ladder, and sustain a better life for yourself as well as your families.  

METC is dedicated to sharpening your skills, connecting you to community, and impacting inequities in healthcare and child care systems. By addressing your workforce needs and aspirations, we are the leading educational hub aiming to transform the care industry.  

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Spanish/Dual Language
Trainings Eligible for
"METC helped teach me how to care for people with mental health issues, and it's been a tremendous asset to my relationship with my consumer."
Jenny Smith
DORS Personal Assistant

Featured METC Trainings

METC offers a variety of trainings, both online and in-person, covering a wide range of topics, all at no cost to the care worker. DORS Homecare Workers and Child Care Providers are even eligible to earn a stipend for completing most trainings.

Offered 7 days per week providing flexibility for workers as well as multilingual options.
Child Care

Marketing Strategies For Family Child Care

Learn effective strategies to market your child care business and establish a unique brand in this marketing training, focusing on using social media, websites, creating a parent persona, and building trust with parents.

DORS New Hire Orientation

This training provides new PAs/IPs with essential information about their role. Attendees will gain an understanding of Self-Directed Assistance, Customer-Employer etiquette, the Service Plan, and an overview of other paid training opportunities provided by METC.

Bathing & Bedmaking

Work with the safest and most efficient techniques that protect a consumer's dignity while making an occupied bed, bathing, and helping with grooming and personal hygiene.
Child Care

Yoga & Mindfulness for Children

Yoga & Mindfulness is a healthy coping tool to help children and staff release stress, promote physical activity, and help children focus on the present moment.
Coming Soon!

Community Training 

We are so excited to share that our Community Training Initiative is coming in 2024. The Community Training Initiative (CTI) is a pending 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and training to healthcare, homecare, child care, and hospital workers across Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Kansas. CTI was formed in partnership with the Helen Miller SEIU Member Education and Training Center (METC) based on the growing opportunity to meet various community training needs. Check back for updates!

Latest News

McCormick Center’s February 2024 Leadership Connections National Conference

METC is proud to participate in the Family Child Care Summit for the Welcome to Leadership Connections National Conference 2024 “Mission Possible: Reconnect, Reignite,…

Nursing Home Worker Safety Curriculum and Training Program, Funded by the City of St. Louis!

The Nursing Home Worker Safety Curriculum and Training program seeks to demonstrate the impact of infection prevention/control and worker safety training on labor relations,…

METC at HCII’s Leadership Assembly!

The METC team had an awesome time engaging with our members at last month’s Leadership Assembly. We connected with members and talked about the…

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