Education Coordinator
Bradley Schwanda


We place a high priority on education in our Region, and we are the only UAW Region that has its own free-standing education center. Located on the banks of the Illinois river, the UAW Pat Greathouse Education Center in Ottawa, Illinois hosts many UAW leaders and members each year. Here they learn how to be leaders and contributors in their local unions and the communities in which they live. Members learn new skills, such as collective bargaining, grievance handling, strategic planning, labor history, public speaking, community service, and political action. In addition, many conferences are held for our standing committees.

The Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center embodies the UAW's commitment to education, also. Each year, thousands of UAW members and their families participate in one of the many International UAW's education programs and conferences at this unique education center on the shores of Black Lake in northern Michigan.

In addition to the International Union and Region 4 educational conferences, there are publications available to local union leaderhip for training workshops. For a list of publications that are available, please click here to review the UAW Supply Booklet. Orders must be approved by your Local Union President or Financial Secretary.

For more information about Education Committees, click here.

UAW Region 4 Online Institute: TalentLMS

For information about TalentLMS, please click here.
To Register for TalentLMS, please click here.

What is a LUDL?
A LUDL is a Local Union Discussion Leader that is trained, certified and qualified to supplement Educational Staff. 
For more information about LUDL training, please click here.