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Workforce and Economic Development Network (WEDnetPA)

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About WEDnetPA

Community College of Beaver County is a managing program partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development of the Workforce & Economic Development Network (WEDnetPA) program. 

The mission of WEDnetPA is to "strengthen the business environment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing a training network that is responsive to employer's workforce development needs." WEDnetPA was created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist employers with the cost of training their employees that are engaged in high-priority occupations.

Companies can receive up to $450 per employee for Essential Skills training and up to $850 per employee for Advanced Technology training for eligible employees. The Essential Skills and Advanced Technology training programs are available to qualified Pennsylvania companies and out-of-state businesses relocating to the State.

Essential Skills training activities are defined as those that directly improve the essential job skills required for the employee's current position.  Essential skills will be defined according to the type and scope of business being conducted by the employer. Some of the training elements eligible through the program may include:

• Applied Mathematics and Measurement
• Business Operations
• Communications and Teamwork
• Computers
• Manufacturing Fundamentals
• Blueprint Reading
• Welding, Soldering
• Tooling, Grinding
• Machine Setup and Maintenance
• Problem Solving
• Product and Process Control
• Quality Assurance
• Workplace Behavior Skills
• Workplace Health and Safety

Advanced Technology training comprises job functions related to automation in manufacturing processes; research and development resulting in the use and transfer of science and technology; and development, implementation, maintenance and/or automation of complex systems, processes and procedures.   Advanced Technology skills are defined according to the type and scope of your business. Some of the training elements eligible through the program may include:

• Advanced Machine Operations and Maintenance
• Advanced Manufacturing Technology, includes CAD, CAM, CNL, PLC, ERP
• Advanced Software Implementation
• Computer Programming
• Data Base Development
• E-Commerce
• Information Security
• Management Information Systems
• Medical Applications
• Network Administration
• Scientific Applications
• Software Engineering
• Systems Analysis
• Technology Support
• Web Site Design and Development

Training can be conducted offsite, onsite at your business, or online.


To find out if your company qualifies for the WEDnetPA Grant, visit or contact Melody Kimbrough at 724-480-3443 or for more information.

Always keep CCBC in mind when scheduling future training.

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