The Murphy Institute

Workforce Development

The Murphy Institute collaborates with CUNY colleges, unions, and labor-management education funds to offer college programs that meet both the educational needs of workers and the workforce development needs of the City. These programs provide workers with the intellectual and technical skills they need for occupational advancement. They also help the City meet some of its most pressing needs for a well-educated and technically proficient workforce.

Union Specific Programs

CWA 1180

Urban Leadership Program for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Urban Studies as well as a scholarship program for union activists interested in Labor Studies.

AFCME District Council 37

Local 1549

  • Certificate and degree programs in Public Administration/Policy, Health Care Administration/Policy
  • Labor Studies and Urban Studies

Local 1930, 1483, 1321

  • Master's in Information and Library Science
  • DC 37 Cornell/CUNY Certificate in Labor Relations

UFT: LEAP-to-Teacher

Teacher-certification program in collaboration with the Board of Education, offered at Queens College, Lehman College, Brooklyn College and the College of Staten Island.

TWU Local 100

IUOE Local 94

  • Environmental Control Technology Program (NYC College of Technology)
  • Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Facilities Management

SEIU Local 32BJ

  • Environmental Technology and Green Building Program (NYC College of Technology)