The City College of New York’s dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Recruitment Coordinator at the Center for Worker Education have recently partnered with District Council 37 to provide credit-weighted classes to the Union’s workers. The College is offering courses in computer skills through the DC 37 Educational Fund. The fund was founded in 1971 and since then has worked with several colleges to provide classes for union members. They are also partnered with Industrial and Labor Relations School of Cornell and CUNY’S Murphy Institute, offering a 16 credit program in Public Sector Labor Relations, as well as offering their members classes at the College of New Rochelle, which has a DC-37 Campus and is the only labor-based college in the US. The Educational Fund also offers business courses in Accounting, several foreign language courses, and more. The CCNY’s Center for Worker Education and DC 37 are providing courses in basic computer programs that are widely used in professional settings, such as those in Microsoft Office. According to the CCNY website, the CWE and DC 37’s plan is to have these courses held past the fall into the winter and spring semesters. Get your textbooks ready, DC 37 members! Classes begin just after the new year. More information can be found on their website, as well as the application form for the program. Although this isn’t the first time the union has partnered with a college, this is the first time they have partnered with CCNY.

DC 37 is the City’s largest public employee union, representing over 40 unions and well over tens of thousands of workers.