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          Corporate Partnerships

          Penelec/First Energy Partnership

          The Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has developed a partnership with Porreco College to offer its award-winning educational program designed to train the next generation of utility line workers.

          The Power System Institute is a two-year program that combines hands-on utility skills taught at a Penelec training facility in Erie with technical coursework at Porreco College. Program graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a concentration in electric utility technology. The second cohort began in fall 2016, the third cohort in fall 2017, the fourth cohort in fall 2018, and the fifth cohort is planned for fall 2019.

          Admission to the Power System Institute is managed by FirstEnergy. Learn more

          North Coast Flight School Partnership

          The AAS in Aeronautical Science Program was developed in close consultation with FAA certified North Coast Flight School, located at the Erie International Airport, which provides the ground and flight school training for the program. Ground and flight training have additional associated costs. Alternatively, this training may be satisfied by possession of a current license or certification at the appropriate level.

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          Contract Training

          Corporations, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and nonprofit groups benefit from contracted training solutions offered by Edinboro University’s Department of Continuing Education. This customized training leverages University-wide talent and expertise to meet the specific workforce needs of Erie County and the wider region. It provides a flexible, tailored way to enhance workers’ skills and support their success.

          Individual educational programs include leadership development, business skills, communication, conflict resolution, stress management, and a variety of other options. Each program encompasses a commitment to academic rigor, flexible formats, and a focus on learning within the context of the organization.

          EU works with employers and organizations in the community to provide high-quality, affordable training that is custom-designed to fit their needs, schedules and choice of location. Classes can be offered in the workplace, online, or at additional locations in the community.

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          Businesses interested in discussing their job-training needs and exploring options for custom-designed educational programs should contact Beth Zewe at (814) 732-1420.

          Workforce & Economic Development Network (WEDnetPA) Funding

          WEDnetPA is improving the skill level and productivity of Pennsylvania's workforce to strengthen the business environment of the Commonwealth.

          Successful companies are the key component to a healthy Pennsylvania economy. They employ residents ... provide family sustaining wages ... pay taxes ... encourage other businesses to grow ... and attract new companies to come to the Commonwealth. It's important that our businesses have any and all advantages over their competition, nationally and across the globe.

          In 1999, the Commonwealth committed itself to giving Pennsylvania businesses a significant competitive edge. Created by the Department of Community & Economic Development — DCED — and made available through the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania — WEDnetPA — this program provides qualified employers training for new and existing employees. The training allows companies to stay competitive while keeping employee skills current and relevant.

          Eligible in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to Pennsylvania apply to WEDnetPA to access training funds. The funding, in turn, can be used for a wide range of training — categorized as either Essential Skills Training or Advanced Technology Training.

          The keystone of the 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 a wide range of training providers (the WEDnetPA partners, third-party providers or in-house staff) as well as how and where the businesses will receive the training (onsite, offsite or online).

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          Leadership University

          Leadership University provides a series of six 8-hour classes on supervisory leadership skills for managers for a total of 48 hours of training. The schedule and format is determined based on the needs of the individual company or organization. Participants who successfully complete all six classes will receive a supervisory leadership certificate from Edinboro University.

          The coursework in the program is designed to provide business professionals with the necessary skills for effective supervisory leadership. Courses are taught by university faculty or professional instructors with strong academic or professional backgrounds in communication and management, as well as professional and consulting experience. The courses offer practical content for professionals using a variety of active learning approaches including case study analysis, role-playing, and simulations among other techniques. All courses offer a high degree of interactivity to engage adult professional learners.

          All courses can be located at Edinboro University Main Campus in Edinboro, The Porreco College of Edinboro University in Erie, or on-site at your location. To schedule this program or for inquiries, contact Beth Zewe at (814) 732-1420 or For more information, view the Leadership University flyer.

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