Customized Workforce Training

The quality of the courses provided have been exceptional. The instructors devote their time and energy to ensuring clear, consistent lesson plans and prioritize learning and understanding of all students. These courses have been effective in the development of our staff.

- MetLife®
We are a prime leader in our region. Pennsylvania Highlands provides training to employees across the Southern Alleghenies and beyond.

Whether administered at our facility, on-site at your company, or online, our goal is to help your business or organization succeed. Get started today by contacting us at 814.262.3815 or continuinged@pennhighlands.edu.


Customized Options

Many organizations and businesses have limits on how, when, and where they can conduct training. We work with business and industry to devise a strategy that best meets a company’s needs within a time frame and budget that supports its core mission.

Our staff works with company personnel to determine specific needs; including availability and competencies of employees, identifying and developing a curriculum, and determining outcomes that will support the goals established by a company’s strategic plan.

Whether it is on-site, at one of the College’s multiple facilities, or through a hybrid approach such as combining online with classroom training, our central goal is to improve a company’s operations and help the economic vitality of the region. In pursuit of this goal, we want to make Pennsylvania Highlands the college of choice when it comes to workforce education.

Types of training provided (not all inclusive):

  • Customer Service
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Business Office Etiquette
  • Diversity Training
  • Essential Presentation Skills
  • Computer Training
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Lean Sigma Certifications
  • 5S/6S Training
  • Supervisory Training
  • Leadership Development Training

WEDnetPA

The Workforce and Economic Development Network (WEDnetPA) was created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist employers with the cost of training their employees that are engaged in high-priority occupations.

Companies can receive training funds up to $450 per employee for Essential Skills (defined as those that directly improve the essential job skills required for the employee’s current position) and up to $850 per employee for Advanced Technology (comprises job functions related to automation in manufacturing processes and research and development resulting in the use of science and technology).

The Essential Skills and Advanced Technology training programs are available to qualified Pennsylvania companies and out-of-state businesses relocating to the state.

Eligible Essential Skills Training Topics (not all-inclusive)

  • Applied Mathematics and Measurement
  • Business Operations
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Computer Training – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
  • Product and Process Control
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Manufacturing Fundamentals-Blueprint reading, Machine setup and Maintenance, Tooling, Grinding, Welding, Soldering
  • Problem Solving
  • Product and Process Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Workplace Behavior Skills
  • Workplace Health and Safety

Eligible Advanced Technology Training (not all inclusive)

  • Advanced Machine Operations and Maintenance
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology including CAD, CAM, CNC, PLC
  • Advanced Software Implementation
  • Website Design and Development
  • Computer Programming
  • Database Development
  • E-Commerce
  • Network Administration and Technology Support
  • Information Security
  • Management Information Systems
  • Medical Applications
  • Scientific Applications
  • Systems Analysis

To find out if your company qualifies for the WEDnetPA Grant, contact Julie Davis at 814.262.3813 or jdavis@pennhighlands.edu for more information.