The Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) was created to make companies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more competitive locally, nationally and internationally, by updating and improving the skills of their employees to meet specific company needs.
WEDnetPA brings training funds to qualified companies across the Commonwealth through a network of community colleges, state system universities, and other educational institutions.
Companies can receive training funds up to $2,000 per employee.
- Funding is limited to two years in a row or three out of the past five years.
- Company must be located in Pennsylvania.
- Company must be in an eligible industry cluster, commercial/industrial in nature and not be explicitly ineligible as defined by the complete guidelines.
- All locations under the same FEIN are considered a single company subject to the company cap.
- Each company location must submit its own application (exceptions may apply).
To be eligible for reimbursement, at the time of training an employee must:
- Be a resident of and employed in Pennsylvania.
- Earn at least $10.88 per hour, excluding benefits.
- Be permanently employed full-time and eligible for full-time benefits.
- Be an employee of the specific company location for which a contract is awarded.
- Must be skill building training for current job, advancement or promotion.
- Must start on or after July 1, 2022 and be completed on or before June 30, 2023. 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.
Eligible Training Topics (Not All Inclusive)
- Business Operations
- Customer Service
- Human Resources
- Problem Solving
- Computer Operations
- Database Software
- Electronic Medical Records
- Presentation Software
- Health & Science Applications
- Infection Control
- Machine Operations and Maintenance
- Industrial Electricity
- Motor Controls
- Manufacturing Fundamentals
- Basic & Industrial Electricity
- Tooling & Grinding
- Manufacturing Technology
- 3D Printing
- CAD, CAM, CNC, PLC
- Rapid Prototyping
- Product & Process Control
- Continuous Improvement
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Internal Auditor
- Software Implementation
- Information Security
- Network Administration
- Website Design & Development
- Workplace Behavior Skills
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Workplace Health and Safety
- Active Shooter
- ARC Flash
- Blood-borne Pathogens
- Driver Safety
- Business Operations
Please click here to see full program guidelines.
Learn about state grant funding available for training your employees
Penn Highlands invites regional industry representatives to review the enclosed state-approved list of eligible sectors for application to the WEDnetPA funding program. WEDnetPA provides training dollars to eligible companies across the state.
- Agriculture and Food Production
- Building and Construction
- Business Services
- Healthcare (includes non-profits)
- Assisted living
- Home healthcare
- Mental Health facilities
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Care facilities
- Primary-care hospitals
- Rehabilitation hospitals
- Logistics and Transportation
- Real Estate, Finance, and Insurance
- Wood, Wood Products, and Publishing
- Brick-and Mortar retail businesses
- Direct marijuana businesses
- Educational institutions
- Employment agencies
- Gaming establishments
- Government agencies and facilities
- Non-profit entities
- Training providers
- Travel, hospitality and tourism
To find out if your company qualifies for the WEDnetPA Grant, contact Julie Davis at 814.262.3813 for more information.