The Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) is designed to make Pennsylvania companies more competitive. We do this by updating and improving employee skills to meet specific company needs.
The progressive Guaranteed Free Training Program provides qualified companies with money for various training initiatives.WEDnetPA offers this program. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development funds this program. Learn more about this program.
What training is offered?
With Guaranteed Free Training, you can chose either instructor-led training, on-site or off-site, or online training. The training offered includes:
Basic Skills Training -- fundamental skills needed for workplace success
Basic Skills Training provides instruction in a variety of basic and entry-level skills. This training benefits both employees and employers.
Qualified companies receive up to $450 per employee for job training.
Basic Skills are defined according to the type and scope of the business. Some of the training elements offered through the program include:
- Applied Mathematics and Measurement
- Business Operations
- Manufacturing Fundamentals, including Blueprint Reading, Welding, Soldering, Tooling, Grinding and Machine Maintenance
- Problem Solving
- Product and Process Control
- Quality Assurance
- Workplace Behavior Skills
- Workplace Health and Safety
- Communications and Teamwork
Information Technology Training -- high-tech skills needed for workplace success
Information Technology Training provides instruction in a variety of IT and advanced applied manufacturing subjects.
Qualified companies receive up to $850 per employee for job training.
Information Technology skills are defined according to the type and scope of your business. Some of the training elements offered through the program include:
- Advanced Applied Manufacturing Technology
- Computer Programming
- Database Development
- Information Security
- Management Information Systems
- Systems Analysis
- Technology Support
- Website Design and Development
- Network Administration
- Software Engineering
Who can I contact for more information?
- Adams and York counties — Contact Kathy Lucas, Business Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 717-793-7393.
- Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata and Perry counties — Contact Abigail Peslis, Business Development Coordinator, at email@example.com 717-221-1325.
- Lancaster and Lebanon counties — Contact Liza Steele, Business Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-587-7529.