Labor School and Advanced Academy Registration

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Go to section A to register for Labor School, and section B to register for the Advanced Academy.

What is the Labor Leadership School Certificate program?

The certificate program consists of 10 non-credit, 5-week, labor relations and liberal arts courses that may be taken on the main Wayne State University campus or online. The Labor Leadership Development School (Labor School) has been educating union leaders, activists and the community for over 50 years.

Option 1: Attend all 10 courses on campus.
Option 2: Take all 10 courses online.
Option 3: Take a mix of on-campus and online courses.

A. Winter 2020 Labor School Courses

B. Advanced Labor Leadership Online Academy

The Advanced Labor Leadership Academy consists of 5 online courses, each are 5-weeks in length. Pre-requisite for admission to the Academy: successful completion of the Labor School. Consideration may be given for leadership and field experience.

Advanced Labor Leadership Academy Online Courses


Labor School courses are $200 each, the Advanced Labor Leadership Academy courses are $250 each. Tuition includes all materials. Many students receive tuition assistance from their union or employer. Labor School courses are approved through UAW-Ford, GM, Chrysler and USW tuition assistance programs.

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Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available to pay a portion of the tuition, based on need, through the Ethel Schwartz Memorial Scholarship for Labor Education. Go to the following link to complete the scholarship application online: