Roosevelt University Labor Education Division
"As Chicago's senior labor education center, and mentor to countless labor leaders since 1946."
Roosevelt University has done a great deal to promote the study of labor history as well as train labor activists. The Labor Education Division was founded in 1946 by Frank McCulloch. During the 1960s, Duane Beeler established a long-term leadership program which has served as the core of the current Labor Education Division. Currently, fifty students a year attend one of the university's twenty four week labor leadership courses. A three year leadership curriculum covers all aspects of labor education from steward training to labor history. Roosevelt offers a Bachelor's of Arts in labor studies.
University of Illinois Labor Education Program
"Celebrating its 25th year of innovative educational programming for a great labor community."
The University of Illinois created the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations in 1946 for the purposes of providing graduate instruction, research, and extension work among labor as well as management. The Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois which was established in 1965 offers individual training programs for union activists.