Trust PennWest Edinboro and WEDnet to strengthen the business environment of the Commonwealth through employee training programs and more.

Adding Value to Our Region

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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Online Short Courses (Ed2Go)

Ed2Go offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. All of these courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.




Online Professional Courses With Certifications (Ed2Go)

Ed2Go programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.


Contact Us

For questions regarding WEDnet or how to apply, please contact us.

Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Reeder Hall, 3rd Floor

219 Meadville St.
Edinboro, PA 16444

Beth Zewe
Executive Director of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Phone: 814-732-1420
Fax: 814-732-2153

Jordan McMillan
Administrative Support
Phone: 814-732-1250