Community Classes

Community classes come to you throughout Wisconsin in partnership community groups and agencies to reflect the unique needs of the area. These programs are open to all students who wish to study the course topics and expand their knowledge about the world of work.

In concordance with the UW–Madison campus decision to take preemptive measures and support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, School for Workers has cancelled in person spring programs. UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank released the following statement on March 11, 2020:

UW-Madison is working to mitigate the effects of the disease on our campus population, in consultation with local, state and federal partners. The health of our community is our most important priority. While there are relatively few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dane County, the number of cases nationally continues to grow. Our health partners tell us that now is the best time to act in ways that slow the spread.

To best support our community, School for Workers faculty and staff are participating in social distancing. We are still available to you remotely and are actively continuing our mission. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us during this time.

To learn more about UW–Madison’s efforts and decisions related to COVID-19, visit http://covid19.wisc.edu.

While registration for most of the community classes are through School for Workers, some union or organization-sponsored classes have other processes. Registration is indicated within each community class description.

Generally payment for community classes are through School for Workers, but some union or organization-sponsored classes have other processes. Payment method is indicated within each community class description.

UW-Madison provides equal opportunities in programming. To ensure equal access, please make requests at registration or by contacting the School for Workers office at 608-262-2112 or schoolforworkers@dcs.wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.

For a full refund, cancellation notification must be 14 days or more prior to the program start date. If notification is less than 14 days prior, a partial or no refund will be given. School for Workers reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control intervene. If School for Workers cancels a class, class fees are refunded in full, but additional costs incurred are the responsibility of the registrants.