About UMass Workplace Education

LMWE is an innovating University, AFSCME, USA./MTA, PSU educational partnership. We offer tailored instruction to frontline employees on campus and off, including those with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.


Our mission is to inspire and support innovative worker learning within the university and beyond. On campus, our goal is to empower UMass staff to learn new skills and gain confidence to improve their professional and personal lives.


We offer training and education opportunities to frontline workers – maintainers, trade workers, and secretaries to professional, technical and support staff. The courses range from basic computer skills to high level computer applications; “next step” classes that develop professional interpersonal skills and valuable leadership; and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes.


We have had many, many collaborators and participants over the years.  Here is what some of them had to say about our program: testimonials