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School for Workers is the original university-based labor education program in the United States. Started in 1925 as one of the first operational components of the Wisconsin Idea, the School's faculty and staff have long brought teaching, research, and outreach to thousands of workers, unions and employers throughout Wisconsin, the nation and the world.

School for Workers news

  • Information session on pre-apprenticeship program | Dec 5 & Dec 6

    Women interested in applying for for the UW-Madison School for Workers free, all-women pre-apprenticeship program are encouraged to attend an information session. The session will outline the pre-apprenticeship curriculum, trades career support options, and the …

  • Announcing the new School for Workers website

    School for Workers has launched a new website as part of the administrative transition to University of Wisconsin–Madison. If you experience any difficulty registering for classes or cannot find information you are looking for please call …

  • Letter from Director Childers

    September 18, 2018 Friends: You may have noticed our logo change. As a result of the UW Board of Regents decision to reorganize the University of Wisconsin System and dissolve the University of Wisconsin-Extension, your …

  • Madison women in trades campaign

    By Assistant Professor Heidi Wagner, School for Workers September 20, 2018 According to the United States (U.S.) Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction sector of the economy is expected to grow through 2026. Yet, as …

  • State of the Unions 2018 report released

    School for Workers, in partnership with Midwest Economic Policy Institute, Illinois Economic Policy Institute, and University of Illinois released the annual State of the Unions 2018, A Profile of Unionization in Wisconsin and in the United States  …

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