WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

WEDnetPA Program

Applications are now available for the 2021-2022 Workforce and Economic Development Network (WEDnet) training grant program  

APPLY on-line at WEDnetPA.com 
CLICK “Apply Today”
CHOOSE "Lock Haven University" as your WEDnetPA Partner

SEE IF YOUR COMPANY IS ELIGIBLE FOR WEDnetPA FUNDING TODAY! 
Contact Angelic Hardy at 570.484.3131 or by email at angelic.hardy@lockhaven.edu

 

wednetpaWEDnetPA (Workforce & Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania) invests in Pennsylvania companies by providing the funds needed to upgrade the skills, education and training of their current employees.  WEDnet is a valuable resource to companies struggling to find new workers.  We can help advance existing, hard-working employees into qualified candidates capable of performing at a higher level.  By expanding skill sets. Teaching new technology. Creating a more productive environment.

EMPLOYEE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a resident of and employed in Pennsylvania.
  • Must earn at least $12 per hour, excluding benefits.
  • Must be permanently employeed full-time and eligible for full-time benefits.
  • Must be an employee of the specific company location for which a contract is awarded.

training Eligibility

  • Must be skill building for current job, advancement or promotion
  • Must start and be completed within the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for which the funds are awarded. 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.
  • Company orientation and on-the-job training are not eligible.

Training Topics

The goal of WEDnetPA is to help companies acquire the training their employees need most. Our partners can help you conduct an assessment and develop a training plan to meet those needs. Training can be done offsite, onsite at your company or online. Any private-sector trainer, a WEDnetPA partner or your qualified in-house staff can conduct the training. Eligible training topics include, but are not limited to:

Business Operations:

Customer Service

Human Resources

Leadership

Math

Problem Solving

Computer Operations:

Database Software

Electronic Medical Records

Presentation Software

Spreadsheets

Word Processing

Machine Operations and Maintenance:

Hydraulics

Industrial Electricity

Motor Controls

Pneumatics

Manufacturing Fundamentals:

Basic and Industrial Electricity

Blueprint and Schematic Reading

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Machine Setup

Soldering

Tooling and Grinding

Welding

Manufacturing Technology:

3D Printing

CAD, CAM, CNC, PLC

Electronics

Rapid Prototyping

Robotics

Product and Process Control:

Continuous Improvement

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Internal Auditor

ISO 9000+

Kaizen

Lean Enterprise

Lean Manufacturing

Non-destructive Testing (NDT)

Project Management

Quality Assurance

Root Cause Analysis

Six Sigma

Statistics

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Quality Management (TQM)

Software Implementation:

Coding/Programming

E-Commerce

Information Security

Network Administration

SCRUM

Software Engineering

Website Design and Development

Health and Science Applications:

Biology

Chemistry

Infection Control

Nursing

Phlebotomy

Physics

Workplace Behavior Skills:

Communications

Diversity

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Sexual Harassment

Teamwork

Workplace Health and Safety:

Active Shooter

Arc Flash

Blood-borne Pathogens

Confined Space

Driver Safety

Electrical Safety

Fall Protection

Fire Safety

First Aid, CPR, AED

Food Safety

Forklift Safety

Hazardous Materials Handling

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)

OSHA

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Workplace Violence


Lock Haven University has been a WEDnetPA Partner since the program began in 1999.  To date, LHU has provided more than $5.3M in training funds to eligible companies.  These funds have resulted in nearly 50,000 training and skill building opportunities provided to the Commonwealth’s workforce.

 

Contact Angelic Hardy at 570.484.3131 or by email at angelic.hardy@lockhaven.edu for more information.

 

 

 

 
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