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June 28, 2023

Jacob Carter has been named director of The Partnership for Worker Education (PWE) at UMass Amherst. Carter, who previously served as assistant director and recently earned his doctorate from the College of Education, succeeds Joe Connolly, who...


May 23, 2023

We are so pleased to welcome Francis Lo (they/them) as our new Grants and Contracts Coordinator and Office Manager. Francis began at PWE in November 2022 and has over a decade of experience working in higher education, most recently spending...


September 16, 2022

The Partnership for Worker Education (PWE) is pleased to welcome new staff member Midori Tabery as the new outreach coordinator and workplace English instructor.

Tabery has over two decades of experience teaching ESL in a variety of...


September 12, 2022

The Partnership for Worker Education's Sonia Lindop was featured in a story by WWLP about an August job fair to hire new workers at UMass Amherst.

From the story:

“We are a very diverse community, we come...


May 17, 2022

On Saturday, April 9th, Community Works graduated its 2022 class of trainees. Several graduates have already taken positions in the building trades, and most have pending applications with union apprenticeship programs. We’re extremely proud of...


June 24, 2021

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...


October 1, 2020

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...


September 1, 2020

With the onset of COVID-19 and associated revenue loss for the campus, thousands of campus employees experienced a week of furlough this past June. Starting this September, virtually all campus staff continue to be impacted. Hundreds of staff...


April 15, 2020

Dear All,

We hope this finds you and your family well. Let us also take the opportunity to give a special thanks to all of the people still working on campus, doing their best to keep our UMass community healthy and safe.

As our...


March 13, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020
 
Message to PWE Participants:
 
First, thank you!  Many of you are on the campus frontline: tending to our custodial needs, our administrative and technical support needs, our food service needs,...

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