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WEDnetPA Guaranteed Free Training Grant

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The WEDnetPA Guaranteed Free Training Grant Program assists employers to obtain grant funding for employee training programs. Pennsylvania offers employers the opportunity to train new and existing employees through the Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) program offered through WEDnetPA. This program provides qualified companies with money for training in a wide range of basic and high-tech topics. Download and print the 2013-2014 program guidelines document.

What type of skills training is covered under WEDnet?

WEDnet is designed to help employers with training needs for their employees. Employers begin with an assessment of their business training needs to form a training plan. The two types of eligible training programs are basic skills training and information technology training.

Basic Skills Training provides up to $450 per eligible employee for basic and entry-level skills training. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Business operations
  • Manufacturing fundamentals
  • Quality assurance
  • Problem solving, communication, and teamwork

Information Technology Training provides up to $850 per eligible employee for advanced information technology training. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • E-Business commerce
  • Information security
  • Database development
  • Computer programming, network administration
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology

What are the eligibility requirements?

Eligibility must be met on three levels: company, employee, and training. Once a company has been determined to be eligible, a training plan is required before an application can be submitted. Employees and training must also be determined eligible before reimbursement will be made.

How do I get started?

You start with in inquiry. An inquiry provides the WEDnet partner with company information to determine company eligibility for the grant program.

  • If your company has never had a WEDnetPA GFT grant, you will visit the WEDnetPA website to complete an inquiry.
  • If your company has had WEDnetPA grants in the past, then, using Google Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox as your Web browser, you will log into ISAAC (Information Sharing, Administration and Analysis Center). Don't know your login information? Click on "forgot username" or "forgot password" and they will be e-mailed to you. If you've never used ISAAC contact, Wendy Kopczyk for your login information. Once you are able to log into ISAAC, you will complete the inquiry on your dashboard.

The application process begins once your inquiry has been reviewed by the WEDnetPA partner. The application is a simple three-step process.

  1. Read and sign the MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) using either electronic signature or print, then sign and upload the signature page.
  2. Complete the training plan.
  3. Review application information and submit.

Your WEDnet partner will provide you with specific instructions for each of these steps.

How can I locate training providers?

Qualified companies can arrange for instructional training in several ways. IUP provides qualified trainers and instructors, while some employers use in-house trainers, and others use third-party training professionals who may be experienced in a specific training area. You can select any training provider you prefer.

  • WEDnetPA GFT Program
  • Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
    664 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4841
  • Fax: 724-357-5985
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.