Created by the Department of Community & Economic Development and made available through the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania – WEDnetPA – the program provides qualified employers training funds for new and existing employees. WEDnetPA is a unique, collaborative partnership of community colleges, state system universities and other educational institutions working together to be responsive to the needs of Pennsylvania’s business community. See www.WEDnetPA.com for the most current and complete list of WEDnetPA Partners.
Funding can be used for a wide range of incumbent worker training – categorized as either Essential Skills Training or Advanced Technology Training.
Up to $450 per trainee, per year, for Essential Skills Training.
Up to $850 per trainee, per year, for Advanced Technology Training.
Employees to be trained must be residents of and employed in Pennsylvania.
Employees to be trained must earn at least 150% of current federal minimum wage, excluding benefits.
Employees to be trained must be permanent, full-time employees and eligible for full-time benefits.
Company participation is limited to two years in a row and three out of the past five years.
Training must occur from July 1 to June 30 of the fiscal year of the funding award.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ph: (724) 830-3061
Fx: (724) 830-3611