The WEDnetPA Job Training Program reimburses qualified companies for training employees in a wide range of essential and high-tech topics. IUP is a participating WEDnetPA partner.
About the Program
What types of skills training are covered under WEDnetPA?
WEDnetPA helps employers train their employees. The two types of eligible grants are for Essential Skills (formerly Basic Skills) training and Advanced Technology (formerly Information Technology) training.
Manufacturers, primary hospitals, and technology businesses are eligible for Essential Skills training grants up to $450 per eligible employee.
Manufacturers and others are eligible for Advanced Technology Skills training grants including computer programming, network administration, and advanced machine operations training up to $850 per eligible employee.
To obtain job training funding through WEDnetPA, your company must meet certain qualifications.
How do I apply for a grant and get reimbursed?
Learn how to apply for a grant and how to submit your invoice for reimbursement.
Types of Instructional Training
Employers can seek out the training best-suited for their needs.
Training can be provided via:
- Any third-party training provider
- The company's own in-house staff
Online training offers you more training options.
Employees can train at their convenience--at work, at home or on the road.
- WEDnetPA is funded by the Department of Community and Economic Development.
- WEDnetPA has assisted more than 17,000 companies and helped train more than 1,000,000 workers since 1999.
- WEDnetPA partners provide expert support to help companies assess their training needs, develop training plans, and apply for funding—all at no cost to the companies.
- Companies experience an 86% retention rate among employees trained through WEDnetPA, and those employees increase their wages an average of 10 percent within the first year.
For more information on the
WEDnetPA Job Training Program, please contact
Kristen O'Hara, IUP WEDnetPA Partner, or visit the
WEDnetPA statewide website.