Interested in free training dollars? Read on to determine if your company qualifies for WEDnet PA to receive funding toward upgrading your employees' skills to better compete in today's business market. Submit an "inquiry" at isaac.wednetpa.com and choose "West Chester University" as your WEDnet Partner to begin offsetting training costs. Plan year = 7/1-6/30, applications accepted any time.
Employers based or significant presence in PA.
Point-of-sale businesses, gaming establishments, training vendors, employment agencies, government agencies, government-owned facilities, education and some non-profit entities are ineligible.
Turnover rate of 25% or less.
Participation limited to 2 consecutive years or 3 out of last 5 yrs.
Training must start by 2/1 or within 30 days of contract approval (whichever comes later).
Employees must be verifiable residents of and employed in PA.
Employees must earn at least 150% of federal minimum wage.
Jobs must be permanent FT and eligible for FT benefits.
Essential Skills (ES) Training Qualifications
Employers must be manufacturing or produce/provide a technology product or service.
Executives with company-level decision making responsibilities (budgetary, policy making, etc.) are ineligible for ES funding.
Eligible employees receive up to $450 per fiscal year.
On-the-job and orientation training do not qualify for the program.
Advanced Technology (AT) Skills Training Qualifications
All employees may be reimbursed regardless of title, type of company or size, as long as training relates to job responsibilities.
Eligible employees receive up to $850 per fiscal year.