The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) offers client companies resources for professional development and training services designed to facilitate and remediate workforce challenges in the area of recruitment, training and retention. East Stroudsburg University of PA (ESU) is one 39 Workforce & Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) Partners. WEDnet encourages Pennsylvania companies to invest in themselves by taking advantage of guaranteed free reimbursable job training. The Guaranteed Free Training program (GFT) provides opportunities for employers and employees to improve efficiency and competitiveness, explore new ways of conducting business, and introduce new advancements that will place them on the leading edge of technology.
ESU students value OWD for its internship/externship connections with client companies. Businesses benefit from the vastly diverse and talented student pool (representing 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees) and students gain on the job, real world experience in fields that support and/or enhance their majors.
Workforce development resources available to client companies include:
- Access to WEDnetPA's Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) Program, a workforce portal devoted to advancing the training and education needs of workers and employers in Pennsylvania
- Industry Partnership Opportunities
- Commonwealth Workforce Development System (CWDS) Opportunities- Linking businesses and individuals to Pennsylvania's workforce development and independent living services offered through these agencies:
- PA Workforce Education Research Center
The OWD also collaborates and maintains various Local partnerships with:
These strong connections with local organizations aid in identifying and addressing emerging training needs locally and regionally and ultimately across the Commonwealth.
Contact: Sharone Glasco, Interim Director, (570) 422-7952