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Fayette to host information session on state job training grants for employers

8/22/2014 —

The Office of Outreach and Continuing Education at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, will host a free seminar Sept. 16 for businesses interested in obtaining state funds to train employees through the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA).

In 1999, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania committed itself to giving Pennsylvania businesses a competitive edge. Created by the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) and made available through WEDnetPA, this program provides training for new and existing employees at qualifying businesses.

Eligible in-state companies as well as those relocating to Pennsylvania apply to WEDnetPA to access training funds. The funding, in turn, can be used for a wide range of training—from essential skills training to advanced technology training.

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 training needs and can select among a wide range of training providers (WEDnetPA partners, third-party providers or in-house staff) as well as how and where they will receive the training (onsite, offsite or online).

Interested employers will have an opportunity to learn more about company eligibility, eligible training programs, and other program guidelines as well as how and when to apply. The program at Penn State Fayette will take place Sept. 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Corporate Training Center, Room 116, Eberly Building.

Speakers will include Merilee Madera, operations manager and WEDnetPA partner, Community College of Beaver County, and Steve Morgan, business development coordinator, Community College of Beaver County.

To register, call Penn State Fayette’s Office of Outreach and Continuing Education at 724-430-4211. There is no fee for attending this program.

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