Pennsylvania is using its resources to invest in its workers, making sure they have the skills needed to compete in the global economy.
We must ensure that businesses have access to a highly skilled labor force and that residents have the education and training they need. Together with the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth is making sure our working men and women remain competitive. We’re working to improve our economy as well as the quality of life of our residents.
WEDnetPA is improving the skill level and productivity of Pennsylvania’s workforce to strengthen the business environment of the Commonwealth.
Successful companies are the key component to a healthy Pennsylvania economy. They employ residents … provide family sustaining wages … pay taxes … encourage other businesses to grow … and attract new companies to come to the Commonwealth. It’s important that our businesses have any and all advantages over their competition, nationally and across the globe.
In 1999, the Commonwealth committed itself to giving Pennsylvania businesses a significant competitive edge. Created by the Department of Community & Economic Development — DCED — and made available through the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania — WEDnetPA — this program provides qualified employers training for new and existing employees. The training allows companies to stay competitive while keeping employee skills current and relevant.
The keystone of the program is its ability to be responsive to the needs of Pennsylvania’s business community through a flexible and easy-to-use system. An important element of this system is that businesses determine their own training needs and can select among a wide range of training providers (the WEDnetPA partners, third-party providers or in-house staff) as well as how and where the businesses will receive the training (onsite, offsite or online).
Did you know Dale Carnegie of Philadelphia offers approved training topics for on-site or live-online training?
- Communication Skills
- Presentation Skills
- Sales Training
Some of our available programs include:
Develop Your Leadership Potential • Leadership Training For Results • Winning with Relationship Selling • High Impact Presentations • Leading Virtual Teams • Dale Carnegie Course – Effective Communication and Human Relations • And many more.
WEDnetPA Update: Effective July 1, 2020
Effective 7/1/20: Now, there is only one application, one training plan and one contract to focus on. We also consolidated the funding to streamline the application process. There is now only one single funding source, “Job Skills Training”— so companies will no longer face the confusion that stemmed from having to choose between “Essential Skills Training” and “Technical Skills Training.”
The New WEDnetPA process now requires only
ONE TRAINING PLAN and
Training funds available up to $2,000 per Eligible Employee!
(not to exceed $100,000 per eligible fiscal year.)
WEDnetPA is employer-driven.
YOU CHOOSE the training,
YOU CHOOSE the method, and
YOU CHOOSE the trainer.
More than 9,000 PROVIDERS have been used for training.
TRAINING CAN BE PROVIDED
BY any private-sector trainer.
BY any WEDnetPA partner.
BY your own qualified staff
IN a classroom or online.
Full guidelines can be found here: http://www.wednetpa.com/pubs/2020/WEDnetPA-Guidelines.pdf
If you’d like to learn more about these or other program offerings, if you’d like to know more about WEDnetPA funding, or if we can assist you in putting together a training solution for your organization, please fill out the short form below.