• 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

High-level writing class to develop skills for essay writing. 

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.

Your lessons to complete your Intermediate English Level.

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.

Develop you Excel skills

Develop Word Office 365 skills

How can ICTs empower teachers to embark on lifelong professional development? Initially, "digital literacy" needs are identified and facilitated. Subsequently, the emphasis is on how teachers can engage with educator networks and access resources. In the final level, the emphasis shifts to how teachers – as master students and knowledge producers – can innovate and model best practice, even acting as coach and mentor to their school colleagues.

UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers

Practice Moodle, an open-source learning management system.

Learn Moodle, an open-source learning management system.

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.

Test preparation for GED:  Reading, Social Studies for GED
Test prep: Writing: College Prep, all Nursing Exams 
Essay writing and grammar correction for GED, all Nursing Exams
Letter for college entrance

In this course we will work with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio/proportion, graphs/charts, and basic algebra and geometry. We will  focus on problem-solving and visualizing numbers and relationships, in preparation for the GED and college entrance exams.

High School Equivalency and College Prep Math

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.

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.

This course is designed to provide the knowledge of the basic cardiovascular structure and function, electrophysiological properties of the heart, components of the EKG tracing, parts of the EKG machine, life threatening arrhythmias and performance of the 12 lead EKG. 


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.

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.

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.

This course is designed to provide the knowledge of the basic cardiovascular structure and function, electrophysiological properties of the heart, components of the EKG tracing, parts of the EKG machine, life threatening arrhythmias and performance of the 12 lead EKG. 


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.

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.

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.

This course is designed to provide the knowledge of the basic cardiovascular structure and function, electrophysiological properties of the heart, components of the EKG tracing, parts of the EKG machine, life threatening arrhythmias and performance of the 12 lead EKG. 


This course is designed to provide the knowledge of the basic cardiovascular structure and function, electrophysiological properties of the heart, components of the EKG tracing, parts of the EKG machine, life threatening arrhythmias and performance of the 12 lead EKG. 


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.