• The Consortium for Workers Education 

    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. The CWE union upgrade programs assist the incumbent workforce in maintaining and upgrading their skills and advancing their careers.


Available courses

Course Overview:

This program focuses on the application of skills needed to provide routine patient care.  The emphasis is on safety for self and patient. Competency is based on demonstrations and knowledge of geriatric care cases.  A 30-hour nursing home externship supervised by a New York State licensed RN is required and mandated by the Department of Health.  Nurse Aide Competency Examination and Certification Services under the New York State Department of Health regulate the CNA license exam and is administered by Prometric - NY Nurse Aide.

Activities for ESL literacy level students to practice on their own time

A demo course to create a course starting with Basic elements of the English language through the Advanced elements using the flex sections plugin course design.

Learn the basic foundation of grammar, reading and writing.

Your online class tasks to successfully complete your course.
Your online class tasks to successfully complete your course.

Class Slides including videos

English foundations to develop communication, reading, and writing.

The first IDG in-person English class.

Held at IDG offices in Long Island City.

Level 1

English as a Second Language for HTC members.

Your online class tasks to successfully complete your course.

English as an Aditional Language for HTC members.

Advanced Computers Class: Digital Skills, Word, and Excel overview.

Advanced Computers Class: Digital Skills, Word, and Excel overview.

What's next in 2024? AI and more.....

Practice Moodle, an open-source learning management system.

Learn Moodle, an open-source learning management system.

Develop your Excel skills

Develop Word Office 365 skills

This course is designed to prepare you for the GED and college entrance exams. Participants will work together as a class, in small groups, and independently in consultation with the instructor. Our focus will be on reading text closely and connecting ideas between texts, the world, and life. You will be asked to write, beginning with personal narratives and moving to evidence based writing, including practice essays for the GED. You will also take practice tests.

Course Overview:

This program focuses on the application of skills needed to provide routine patient care.  The emphasis is on safety for self and patient. Competency is based on demonstrations and knowledge of geriatric care cases.  A 30-hour nursing home externship supervised by a New York State licensed RN is required and mandated by the Department of Health.  Nurse Aide Competency Examination and Certification Services under the New York State Department of Health regulate the CNA license exam and is administered by Prometric - NY Nurse Aide.