Workforce Development & Funding
Pennsylvania believes in supporting our businesses as well as our workers. One way we do that is by offering various state-supported technical and financial programs to help businesses train their workforce — from new hires to existing employees.
Pennsylvania’s flexible workforce development programs are designed to meet your needs, regardless of the size or type of your business. Technical training, basic skills workshops, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, and more are available. We’ll even connect you with local training providers to help build customized training courses and higher-education curriculum. Learn more about the state’s leading workforce development programs and funding opportunities.
At PA CareerLink® you can search approved providers of in-demand training programs, view the total cost of training, provider performance measures, and existing job opportunities in your field.
OVR Business Services
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (OVR’s) Business Services team can help you, as an employer, meet your hiring needs, free of charge. Through ADA and disability sensitivity trainings, as well as support with reasonable accommodations and assistive technology requests, OVR is also your resource for ensuring your workforce is successful and inclusive.
Apprenticeship is a proven workforce solution that can help employers throughout Pennsylvania address increasingly complex workforce challenges. Apprenticeship programs can help employers recruit, train, and retain a talented high skill workforce.
Establishing a pre-apprenticeship program creates a direct connection to an existing apprenticeship program and delivers both hands-on and instructional-based learning. A pre-apprenticeship program provides pre-screened, ready-to-work employees trained specifically for your need.
For more information, please contact the Apprenticeship and Training Office.