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About WEDnetPA

We make Pennsylvania, its companies and their employees more productive and competitive.

The Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) was created to make companies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more competitive by updating and improving the skills of their employees to meet specific company needs.

WEDnetPA is an alliance of a variety of educational providers across Pennsylvania — including 11 of Pennsylvania's State System universities, Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges and other educational providers — that acts as the delivery mechanism for the Commonwealth's Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) program. Each provider/WEDnetPA partner serves as the point of contact for businesses accessing GFT funds.

Through the GFT Program, qualified in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania can access funding for a wide range of training (categorized as either Basic Skills Training or Information Technology Training).

Our Partners

Statewide Office

Executive Committee

"In 2004, we purchased our first CNC Machine... crucial to our program of rapid prototyping. We had a trained operator employed to run this machine when it was received. Shortly after, our operator was lured away by the glamour of a large company and our progress was halted. With the help of WEDnetPA, we were able to have other employees trained to operate this equipment. It is now operating and making the prototypes we so desperately need to complete our engineering designs. As a small company it is difficult at times to compete in a market so saturated with large employers. The WEDnetPA program provides our staff with the training necessary and the ability to use Boehringerís best tool against competition ó the ability to work fast."

John R. Boehringer, President
Boehringer Laboratories, Inc.
Norristown, Pa.