The STEP CORE program is our next level of support within the STEP program for eligible members employed by Kaiser Permanente NorCal.


  • pays tuition, fees, and textbooks, every semester/quarter for Healthcare Training programs at Community Colleges;
  • provides free online tutoring; and
  • one-on-one counselling support.

Supported STEP CORE Programs include but are not limited to the following Community College programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coder
  • Surgical Tech
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Rad Tech
  • RN
  • And more!

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be employed by Kaiser Permanente Northern California, work in a SEIU bargaining unit for which the employer makes an Education Fund contribution, have completed your initial probationary period and are a part-time or full-time employee eligible for benefits.
  2. Students must be accepted and enrolled in a Healthcare Training program at a Community College

STEP CORE is not for General Education or prerequisite courses. Please visit the traditional STEP program page for STEP program requirements and application cycle.

How do I apply?

Applications are open from September 1, 2019 to November 15, 2019.