The Partnership for Worker Education at UMass Amherst

The Partnership for Worker Education at UMass Amherst The Partnership for Worker Education is a workplace education partnership at UMass Amherst offering quality, innovative training and education to the diverse employees/staff, including those with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

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

Mission: 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.

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10/30/2020
Building Bridges Series "Building Our Movements: The Power of Song" Dialogue with Film Director Paul Espinosa

This footage is from an event in our series "Building Our Movements: The Power of Song" where we invited the UMass community to a film screening of Singing Our Way to Freedom followed by a community dialogue with Film Director Paul Espinosa. The event is part of a project called Worker Rights as Human Rights, in partnership with the UMass Labor Center. It is also part of the Office of Equity and Inclusion's Watch.Learn.Grow. film series.

Paul Espinosa is an award-winning filmmaker and president of Espinosa Productions (https://espinosaproductions.com/), a San Diego production company specializing in films focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region. He has been involved with producing films for over 40 years. His many films for PBS include The Lemon Grove Incident, …and the earth did not swallow him, The Hunt for Pancho Villa, The U.S.-Mexican War: 1846-1848, and Ballad of an Unsung Hero. Espinosa’s films have been screened at festivals around the world and have won many awards including eight Emmys.

The event was co-facilitated by Jacob Carter (Project Director at the Partnership for Worker Education, Office of HR at UMass Amherst) and Pat Greenfield (Adjunct Faculty and Former Director at the UMass Labor Center, Retired faculty from the School of Management).

For more information, visit our website: www.umass.edu/worker-ed/

Don't miss singer and rapper Myles Jéh conclude this year's Building Bridges Showcase with a LIVE performance tonight at...
07/09/2020

Don't miss singer and rapper Myles Jéh conclude this year's Building Bridges Showcase with a LIVE performance tonight at 8PM. His story-telling lyrics and smooth approach to bass-filled beats creates a dynamic sound that will take you on a ride.

Stick around after Myles' set for our closing virtual fireworks display filmed by Michelle St. Martin.

07/09/2020
Building Bridges Virtual Showcase - Wallace Field

Wallace Field returns to Building Bridges today at noon.

Celebrate the end of Building Bridges 2020 with a live performance by singer/rapper Myles Jéh at 8PM tonight followed by virtual fireworks!

07/09/2020

Wallace Field returns to Building Bridges today at noon.

Celebrate the end of Building Bridges 2020 with a live performance by singer/rapper Myles Jéh at 8PM tonight followed by virtual fireworks!

Sandra Haynes returns 8PM tonight for a LIVE demonstration on her art book "Compression." Don't miss it!View the full Bu...
07/08/2020

Sandra Haynes returns 8PM tonight for a LIVE demonstration on her art book "Compression." Don't miss it!

View the full Building Bridges Virtual Showcase schedule: https://www.umass.edu/worker-ed/BBShowcase

Join us at noon today for a LIVE art demonstration in the Shibori Dye Process with Malini Sinha!View the full Building B...
07/08/2020

Join us at noon today for a LIVE art demonstration in the Shibori Dye Process with Malini Sinha!

View the full Building Bridges Virtual Showcase schedule: https://www.umass.edu/worker-ed/BBShowcase

Join us LIVE tonight 8PM EST for a second look into the world of Gelli printing with Lisa Korpiewski and Karen Hakala (w...
07/07/2020

Join us LIVE tonight 8PM EST for a second look into the world of Gelli printing with Lisa Korpiewski and Karen Hakala (whose art is pictured).

View the full 2020 Building Bridges Virtual Showcase schedule: https://www.umass.edu/worker-ed/BBShowcase

We're looking forward to this fun LIVE SESSION with artist and poet Wayne Gagnon TONIGHT AT 8PM! Join Wayne as he draws ...
07/01/2020

We're looking forward to this fun LIVE SESSION with artist and poet Wayne Gagnon TONIGHT AT 8PM! Join Wayne as he draws whimsical creatures while reminiscing about street sketching and the people he has met. He's taking requests, so be sure to comment!

View the full Building Bridges Virtual Showcase schedule: https://www.umass.edu/worker-ed/BBShowcase

07/01/2020
Building Bridges Virtual Showcase - Gelli Printing with Lisa Korpiewski & Karen Hakala

Lisa Korpiewski & Karen Hakala

Art Demonstration:
Gelli Printing

Join Lisa and Karen as they walk you through the process of Gelli Printing. Lisa invites us into her home studio to show us a few tricks and techniques. Karen will share how she uses the gel plate in her art. Together, they discuss the process so that you can learn and become inspired.

We're LIVE at NOON with an art demonstration on Gelli printing with Lisa Korpiewski & Karen Hakala. Lisa will tour her h...
07/01/2020

We're LIVE at NOON with an art demonstration on Gelli printing with Lisa Korpiewski & Karen Hakala. Lisa will tour her home studio to show us a few tricks and techniques. Karen will share how she uses the gel plate in her art (pictured here). Together, they discuss the process so that you can learn and become inspired.

View the full Building Bridges Virtual Showcase schedule: https://www.umass.edu/worker-ed/BBShowcase

06/30/2020
Building Bridges Virtual Showcase - Wallace Field Live Performance

Wallace Field kicks off the Building Bridges 2020 Virtual Showcase 6/29 at 8PM!

A second-time Building Bridges worker-artist, Wallace Field's music is “marked by her crystalline voice and unflinchingly honest, personal vocals” (The Recorder, 2020), with the Valley Advocate recently drawing comparisons to Joan Baez. She is currently working on her debut album.

Join us tonight at 8, Chelsie Field performs live!
06/30/2020

Join us tonight at 8, Chelsie Field performs live!

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