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Guaranteed Free Training

Does your company qualify?

If you're interested in securing free training for your company, you must meet the qualifications for both the GFT program and for the particular training program you are interested in (Basic Skills Training or Information Technology Training).

GFT Qualifications

Employer Qualifications

  • Employers must be based in Pennsylvania or have a significant presence in the state.
  • 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 non-profit healthcare entities may qualify as exceptions. Please contact a WEDnetPA partner for more information.
  • Employers with a high historical turnover rate (greater than 50%) may be declared ineligible.
  • Prior grant recipients with a high employee turnover (greater than 40%) may be declared ineligible.
  • Participation is limited to two years in a row and three out of the past five years.
  • Training must commence within five months of the grant approval letter or by the end of the fiscal year, whichever comes first. If not, the funds will be forfeited.

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 a Statement of Eligibility Memorandum of Agreement confirming that he or she will meet all of the above requirements, subject to verification.

Basic Skills Training Qualifications

Information Technology Training Qualifications


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Basic Skills Training

Information Technology Training

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"I want to thank you for the grants! I canít tell you how much it has helped our business. The Wheatstone training helped us get two great jobs including a six-station build out for Clear Channel in Rochester, New York, and the latest project, a studio build out for the University of North Carolina. This project should gain us national publicity. Also the Siemons training was a requirement to get our network certification to install a network system for the state of Pa. This is for their new OVR building in Altoona. We are starting that project within the next few weeks."

Matt Lightner, President
Lightner Electronics, Inc.
Claysburg, Pa.