Health Care Training Initiatives

CWE has been providing clinical and administrative expertise in workforce training and development for allied health care workers since 1993. To meet the ever changing landscape of the health care industry, CWE continues to restructure its health care training programs as necessary. CWE primarily provides services to its 1199SEIU Funds partners, including the Job Security Fund, the Labor-Management Project, the Continuing Education Institute and the Workforce Training Academy, a partnership of 1199SEIU and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. CWE has also provided training to numerous labor, community and industry partners including District Council 37. These cooperative projects allow CWE to facilitate a complete range of workforce service classes and customized training that leads health care professionals to new jobs or to transition between jobs. In addition to traditional classroom training held at a state-of-the art facility at 83 Maiden Lane in NYC, CWE has the capacity to offer programming via webinars and distance learning.

Allied health care training and review programs include:

  • Surgical Technology*
  • Central Sterile Processing and Distribution
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Nurse Aide/Nursing Assistant
  • Electrocardiogram/Phlebotomy Technician
  • Home Health Aide
  • Patient Care Technician
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Electronic Health Care/Medical Record Specialist (training and support)

* Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center is the sponsoring hospital; CWE is the only organization in NY State approved by the accreditation council to offer the Accelerated Alternate Delivery (AAD) training for Surgical Technology.

In addition, CWE offers an array of professional development training seminars for health care workers which include:

  • computer training
  • ensuring field worker safety
  • job readiness
  • effective communication
  • conflict resolution
  • team building
  • cultural competency
  • writing for documentation
  • stress management
  • time management
Surgical Technology Accreditation

CWE is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education for Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, Florida 33763

Surgical Technology Outcome Assessment Exam (OEA) performance outcomes 2018
  • Graduation rate - 89%
  • Percentage of students that took certification exam - 65%
  • Percentage of students that passed certification exam - 100%
Other Accreditations
  • The New State Department of Health (DOH) - Clinical Nursing Assistant
  • International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) - Registered Central Service Technician
  • National Health Care Association (NHA) - Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician,
  • Phlebotomy Technician, Patient Care Technician, EMR/EHR
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board - Pharmacy Technician
  • New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) - CASAC
Trainings and Tests