Funding Eligibility

To obtain funds through WEDnetPA, your company, employees and training must meet the eligibility criteria below.


Must be located in Pennsylvania.

Must be in an eligible industry and industrial or business-to-business in nature.

Cannot be limited or explicitly defined as ineligible.

Cannot receive funding more than two years in a row or three years out of any five-year period.

Companies with an employee turnover rate of 25% or more may not be eligible.


Must be a resident of and employed in Pennsylvania.

Must earn at least $12.00 per hour, excluding benefits.

Must be permanently employed full-time and eligible for full-time benefits.

Must be an employee of the specific company location for which a contract is awarded.


Must be skill building for current job, advancement or promotion.

Must start and be completed within the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for which the funds are awarded. Partial training cannot be reimbursed.

Training costs must be “reasonable” as defined by market rates and other criteria.

Each training session must be a minimum of 30 minutes in length.

Company orientation and on-the-job training are NOT eligible.

WEDnetPA training makes Pennsylvania companies more competitive and productive

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created the opportunity for employers to train new and existing employees through the WEDnetPA program. Training is available to qualified in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania — with funding accessed through WEDnetPA and made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

Companies can apply online and select any WEDnetPA partner — including State System universities, community colleges and other educational providers (click here for complete listing). Through the program, your company can benefit from a wide range of training that will put your employees on the path to higher performance.