CCBC KEY PLAYER IN COMMONWEALTH’S WORKFORCE TRAINING MILESTONE

Governor Corbett publicly announced a significant workforce training milestone for the Commonwealth. The Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) has invested in its one-millionth trainee in Pennsylvania.  The governor’s press release can be found at www.newpa.com/newsroom and www.wednetpa.com.

Funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development, WEDnetPA is a unique partnership of community colleges, state system universities and other educational institutions that was created to deliver the Commonwealth’s Guaranteed Free Training program.  As Pennsylvania’s premier incumbent worker training initiative, WEDnetPA has helped 17,000 manufacturers and technology-based businesses to improve their employee’s skills and strengthen their competitive positions. 

As a WEDnetPA partner, Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) works with local companies to assess their training needs, develop training plans, submit funding applications and find qualified training providers.  CCBC has been active participant in WEDnet, assisting companies each step of the way to ensure they receive training outcomes that have a real and positive impact.

Since 1999, the College has awarded $6.3 million in training to companies throughout Beaver County and the surrounding region and has utilized this funding to provide training to over 26,000 employees.

Some of the local companies we have assisted include:

  • Ardex
  • PGT Trucking
  • Steelite
  • Veka Inc.
  • ATI Precision Finishing

For more information on corporate training opportunities through CCBC, please contact Steve Morgan at 724-480-3583 or email stephen.morgan@ccbc.edu.