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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.
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.
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.
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: https://forms.wayne.edu/56d46876e63b5/