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Recently, Commonwealth Corporation awarded PWE with an initial planning grant award to design services to assist low-proficiency English-speaking adults seeking culinary employment.  The project involves culinary employment at five locations in the state: UMass Amherst, Westfield State University, Smith College, Springfield Public Schools K-12, and Lawrence Public Schools K-12....
Since May, there have been more than 10,800 visits to the furlough section of our site. This fall, the site has three subsections: one for employees on extended furlough one for employees on two-week fall furlough, and one for employees on reduced hours The site includes: webinar recordings how-to guides translations into 16 languages (thank...
Joe Connolly, PWE Director, is chairing a special joint UMass/PSU/USA Committee to address: bringing WorkShare to campus, retraining options for campus staff, and addressing other cost saving options. Committee members include Mary Malinowski and Casey Krone from USA; Brian Harrington, Monica Kane, Rachel Rosenfeld, and Lawrence Snyder from UMass Management; and Risa Silverman and Kathy...
Jeff Napolitano, Community Works Project Director, is pleased to announce that the program has received another year of funding to provide pre-apprenticeship education services to Pioneer Valley residents, particularly women and people of color, interested in a well-paying career in the transportation or construction industries. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is awarding $203,...
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