The City University of New York
With Business and Labor
In a rapidly changing global economy, workers can no longer expect to
pursue a lifetime career without the need for retraining, and businesses
recognize the importance of offering training in new skills to valued employees.
CUNY is at the forefront of a national trend to meet this educational need
by building strong partnerships with business and labor. Through these
partnerships, CUNY is developing a workforce that will keep New York City
and State competitive.
- More than 75,000 employees are enrolled in work-related programs and
courses at the University.
- Among the corporations and organizations that have contracted with
CUNY to offer training programs are AT&T, IBM, NYNEX, the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Anchor Bank, Chase Bank, Bear Stearns, Forrest City Ratner,
Consolidated Edison, Depository Trust, Ford Foundation, Goodwill Industries,
the Marriott Corporation, Metropolitan Life, Mount Sinai Hospital, the
New York Hospital, Bayley Seton Hospital, the New York City Court Administration,
New York State Insurance Department, New York State Department of Economic
Development, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the U.
- CUNY has operated numerous training programs in conjunction with labor
organizations, including Local 1199 Hospital and Food Service Workers;
Civil Service Employees Association of the AFL-CIO; Local 28 Sheet Metal
Workers; Locals 237 and 808 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters;
the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the American
Federation of Teachers; DC 37; and the Consortium for Worker Education.
- The CUNY Quality Consortium is a network of 11 CUNY colleges providing
small and mid-sized companies with affordable quality management training
to help increase productivity, improve quality and reduce costs.
- CUNY community colleges provide an instructional program for NYNEX
employees leading to an A.A.S. degree in telecommunications technology.
Called "Next Step," the program stems from a collaboration betweeen
NYNEX and the Communications Workers of America.