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Guaranteed Free Training

Improving the skill level and productivity of Pennsylvania's workforce

To strengthen the business environment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, WEDnetPA was developed to provide a training network responsive to employers' workforce development needs. This network is called The Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) Program.

The WEDnetPA-managed GFT Program offers two training programs. These programs give qualified in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania the opportunity to train new and existing employees.

The first program, Basic Skills Training, provides instruction in a variety of basic and entry-level skills. Information Technology Training, the second program, provides instruction in a variety of information technology and advanced applied manufacturing subjects.

The keystone of the GFT 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 own training needs and can select among various WEDnetPA-approved training providers (the WEDnetPA partners, third-party providers or in-house staff) as well as delivery options (on-site, off-site or online).

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Basic Skills Training

Information Technology Training

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"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.