Applications are now available for 2016-17 Workforce & Economic Development Network (WEDnetPA) funding. The application process runs from June 1-July 31, 2016. Information about eligibility is available at www.wednetpa.com and eligible companies can apply online. At this website, you can also find the WEDnet Partner and contact for your specific area.
There are two types of training grants:
- Essential Skills (ES) training. This training is limited to manufacturers and technology businesses. The maximum reimbursement is $450 per eligible employee, up to $75,000 per company.
- Advanced Technology (ES) training. This training is available to most companies, with some limitations. The maximum reimbursement is $850 per eligible employee, up to $50,000 per company.
The Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) currently has numerous courses scheduled for the 2016/2017 training season that qualify for funding as Essential Skills training and you can also check the Event Schedule throughout the year for new offerings.