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Guaranteed Free Training

Improving the skill level and productivity of Pennsylvania's workforce

To strengthen the business environment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, WEDnetPA was developed to provide a training network responsive to employers' workforce development needs. This network is called The Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) Program.

The WEDnetPA-managed GFT Program offers two training programs. These programs give qualified in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania the opportunity to train new and existing employees.

The first program, Basic Skills Training, provides instruction in a variety of basic and entry-level skills. Information Technology Training, the second program, provides instruction in a variety of information technology and advanced applied manufacturing subjects.

The keystone of the GFT program is its ability to be responsive to the needs of Pennsylvania's business community through a flexible and easy-to-use system. An important element of this system is that businesses determine their own training needs and can select among various WEDnetPA-approved training providers (the WEDnetPA partners, third-party providers or in-house staff) as well as delivery options (on-site, off-site or online).

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Basic Skills Training

Information Technology Training

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"The WEDnetPA-funded programs were instrumental in our receiving a multiyear contract for the heat treatment of large bearing assemblies for ultra-large windmills that will begin this fall, and is worth nearly $1,000,000 per year in sales to Metlab Potero."

James G. Conybear, President
Metlab Potero
Wyndmoor, Pa.