Consortium for Worker Education
The Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) is a private, non-profit agency that provides a wide array of workforce preparation, industry specific training and employment services to over 70,000 New York City workers annually, including union members, New Americans and dislocated workers.
The CWE is the workforce development arm of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, whose affiliated unions represent over 1.2 million workers in the metropolitan region. Partnering with 46 of the Council affiliates, the CWE union upgrade programs assist the incumbent workforce in maintaining and upgrading their skills and advancing their careers. Tens of thousands of unionized workers in varied economic sectors including healthcare, construction, transportation, civil service, education and child care, retail and tourism rely on the CWE for promotional instruction.