Worker co-op class to be offered at Madison College

Madison Workers Cooperative (MadWorC) will be offering a new non-credit class, “Start a Worker Co-op,” through Madison College’s Professional and Continuing Education Program. Worker cooperatives are businesses owned and democratically operated by workers.

The class will run from Feb. 15–April 19, on Wednesday evenings from 6–8 p.m. at the college’s Truax campus, and is open to all Madison College students as well as members of the Madison community.

The course will discuss why people start worker-owned co-ops and will walk participants through the process of starting a co-op. Designed for trade school students interested in starting their own businesses and existing businesses seeking to convert to a worker cooperative model, this class is open to anyone in the community who wants to learn more about worker cooperatives as a business model.

Registration for the class is open until Feb. 7 and can be found at Madison College’s Professional and Continuing Education webpage.