Career Development Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you for your tireless efforts to fight COVID-19 and to care for others. Remember to take care of yourself, too.

Here are some resources to help you build skills, develop your career and stay resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Labor Management Partnership supports 3 education trusts that offer career counseling, degree programs, skills enhancement and training programs.

Get inspired: Read Trusts Build Job Skills and Careers.

Learning about the critical skills can help you adapt as new care models, technology and other trends change the health care landscape, such as the shift to telehealth and rise in remote work. Online courses are available now to Partnership union members for each critical skill: digital fluency, consumer focus, performance improvement and collaboration. Sign up:

Get inspired: View Frustrated to Fluent.

Enhance the in-demand skills needed for a successful career with Kaiser Permanente’s Skillsoft e-learning library of more than 2,500 instructional courses and videos on KP Learn. Find business skill and desktop technology courses, along with human resources and project management certification learning paths.

Here’s how to access Skillsoft at KP courses:

SEIU UHW-West & Joint Employer Ed Fund members:
  1. Go to KP Learn.
  2. Find a course. If it’s your first one this year, that will launch the “Ed Fund Skillsoft Subscription” prerequisite course.
Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust members:
  1. Visit BHMT’s Skillsoft overview page and complete the prerequisite student agreement (once a year).
  2. Go to KP Learn (register) and find a course. If it’s your first one this year, that will launch the “Ben Hudnall Skillsoft Subscription” prerequisite course.
Other employees:
  1. Go to KP Learn.
  2. Find a course. If it’s your first one this year, that will launch the “Skillsoft Library Recharge Approval” prerequisite course.
  3. Your manager will receive an email notice of your request. Once your manager approves the request and $35 recharge, KP Learn will send an email to notify you of the approval.
  4. Return to KP Learn, and launch and complete the “Skillsoft Library Recharge Approval” course to gain access to all the Skillsoft courses on KP Learn for the rest of the year.

Kaiser Permanente provides employees with up to $3,000 each year for completing courses to continue their education, get a certificate or earn a degree. You can leave an inquiry by email or by voicemail (866-480-4480). For details, visit tuition reimbursement. Get inspired: Read Learn Long and Prosper.

Explore your career options with Kaiser Permanente’s career paths tool, which is available to all employees. It’s interactive and personalized to help you find your direction. Get inspired: Read Finding Your Path.

The Workforce of the Future initiative aims to help prepare Kaiser Permanente’s workforce for tomorrow’s jobs. Learn more about the Workforce of the Future. Also, check out our Future Ready Workforce of the Future Thought Leader Series.

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