School for Workers is the original university-based labor education program in the United States. Starting in 1925 as one of the first operational components of the Wisconsin Idea, the school has a long tradition of evolving alongside the current needs of working people, labor organizations, and community partners. Today, the tradition continues, as School for Workers carries our mission forward throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

On-demand institutes

On-demand institutes are comprehensive, non-credit courses developed by university faculty at the affordable tuition rate of $99 per course. Registration is always open and ongoing.

Current on-demand institutes available: 

  • Essentials for Union Stewards
  • Fundamentals of the Family and Medical Leave Act


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National Labor College Legacy Institute

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School for Workers is proud to be recognized as a National Labor College (NLC) Legacy Institute. As a Legacy Institute, the Board of Trustees of NLC recommends School for Workers to all members of the labor movement as an institute where they can access high-quality labor education offerings.