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of Pennsylvania

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Community College

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of Pennsylvania

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of Pennsylvania

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of Allegheny County

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of Beaver County

Community College
of Philadelphia

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Community College

East Stroudsburg University
of Pennsylvania

Edinboro University
of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg Area
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Indiana University
of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University
of Pennsylvania

Lehigh Carbon
Community College

Lock Haven University
of Pennsylvania

Luzerne County
Community College

Montgomery County
Community College

North Central Pennsylvania
Regional Planning &
Development Commission

Northampton
Community College

Pennsylvania College
of Technology

Pennsylvania Highlands
Community College

Reading Area
Community College

Shippensburg University
of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh
at Bradford

West Chester University
of Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County
Community College




Does Your Company Qualify?

Is Your Company Eligible for the Program?

To obtain job training funding through WEDnetPA, your company must meet the following qualifications.

  1. First, your company must meet the overall qualifications for the Program ...

Employer Qualifications

  • Employers must be based in Pennsylvania or have a significant presence in the state.
  • Participation is limited to two years in a row and three out of the past five years.
  • Training must commence by February 1st or by the end of the fiscal year, whichever comes first. If not, the funds will be forfeited.
  • Point-of-sale retail businesses, gaming establishments, training vendors, employment agencies, government agencies, government-owned facilities, education and nonprofit entities are ineligible.
  • Note: some unions, labor organizations and nonprofit healthcare entities may qualify as exceptions. Please contact a WEDnetPA partner for more information.
  • Applicants with an employee turnover rate greater than 25% are ineligible.

Employee Qualifications

  • Employees must be residents of Pennsylvania and employed in Pennsylvania.
  • Employees must earn at least 150% of current federal minimum wage, excluding benefits.
  • The jobs must be permanent full-time positions eligible for full-time benefits.

Each employer will sign an Applicant Memorandum of Agreement confirming that all of the above requirements will be met and are subject to verification.

  1. Then, your company must qualify for the specific training program it is interested in obtaining for its employees -- either Essential Skills Training or Advanced Technology Training.

Essential Skills Training Qualifications

  • Employers must be manufacturing or technology businesses including Biotech and Environmental-Tech companies.
  • Employers may apply for funding for any number of eligible employees up to $450 per employee and up to $75,000 total per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • Employees must be frontline employees or first-level supervisors.
  • On-the-job and orientation training do not qualify for the program.
  • Funds cannot be used to address workplace adult literacy needs.

Advanced Technology Training Qualifications

  • All companies are eligible for Advanced Technology funding (with the exceptions noted in #1 above).
  • Employers may apply for funding for any number of eligible employees up to $850 per employee and $50,000 per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • All employees can be reimbursed for Advanced Technology-eligible training regardless of job title, type of company or company size, as long as there is a clear connection between the training and the employee’s current job responsibilities.
  • Introductory courses are not eligible. MS Office and office-type applications do not qualify. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, One Note, Access and Publisher.

IF YOUR COMPANY MEETS THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING WEDnetPA JOB TRAINING, THEN YOU MAY APPLY FOR THE TRAINING ONLINE.

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