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125 Goodman Drive
Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758-5219
Fax: (610) 861-5918
Education is vital to the development of a quality workforce. As such, the state of Pennsylvania has numerous programs in place to help employers further train their staff to meet the needs of changing industries. A brief overview of the programs are below:
Customized Job Training (CJT)
This state grant program reimburses Pennsylvania employers for specialized job training for existing or newly hired employees. CJT funds can be used for consumable materials and supplies, approved contracted services, instructional costs, and relevant travel costs for instructors.
Workforce & Economic Development Network of PA (WEDnetPA)
A Guaranteed Free Training Program offered by Pennsylvania to strengthen an already healthy and supportive business environment by rewarding in-state businesses that show solid growth and out-of-state companies that decide to relocate to Pennsylvania. Qualified companies receive free job training. For more information on WEDnetPA.
WorkForce Investment Act of 1998 (Title 1, Subtitle B)
A federal program that provides job training to eligible individuals. Through an On-the-Job-Training (OJT) component, companies can be reimbursed for up to 50% of wages paid to eligible trainees during the training period. The amount of time included in the training period varies with the difficulty of the job, which is usually determined through the assessment of skill levels found in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Program eligible employees include, but are not limited to, those who are economically disadvantaged and those who have been dislocated due to a plant closing or mass lay-off.