WEDnetPA*, a program to help companies offset training costs for improving skills of their employees, was temporarily on hold from accepting applications for the 2020/2021 season due to COVID-19. However, they are again accepting applications and have made some adjustments to benefit companies.

First, companies with FY19-20 training grants, who could not complete their planned training, can submit again for FY20-21. In fact, all companies are eligible to submit for the new funding year regardless of their previous funding history. Second, there is now only one training category, known as ‘job skills’, but the planned training topic should be skill building for the employee’s current position, or for an advancement or promotion. And last but not least, companies are eligible for $2000 per employee (up to $100,000 per company). Tom Venditti, WEDnetPA State Director, noted that these changes should go a long way in helping to ease minds and allow companies to focus on other priorities and get back to training when the time is right. Many of NWIRC’s training programs are elible for WEDnet support.

Visit www.wednetpa.com for more details and to find the WEDnet partner point of contact who can help with your application.

*Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA)