Training Resources

WPWA's Small Business Series

WPWA’s Small Business Series

Do you need a training space or training development? WPWA has access to a diverse system of training resources and can quickly respond to your specific training needs. We offer a variety of resources designed to meet the educational needs of our community. Our new state of the art facility is centrally located in our two-county region. WPWA holds seminars and training sessions throughout the year on entrepreneurship, student funding, soft skills and technical training and many other subjects. If you need customized training developed to meet your specific needs please click here for more information,


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The Praxis Series® tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession and measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
    These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests)
    These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching.

To schedule a test please go to:

Pearson VUE Test Center® (PVTC) 
WPWA is the only PVTC serving Wayne and Pike Counties offering testing services for hundreds of industry required certifications as well as GED testing services. Pearson VUE® delivers millions of tests a year across the globe for clients in licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory and government testing services markets. Pearson utilizes a patent-winning design, which was created specifically for high-stakes testing and offers a carefully controlled, consistent testing environment. A complete list of exams is available at

WPWA offers General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) testing. For scheduling and other GED® test resources, check out Also check out our Frequently Asked Questions sheet here WPWA FAQ for GED. If you are visiting WPWA for Pearson Testing services please note that due to allergic sensitivities we ask that visitors refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or strong scented hand lotions.

Industry-Recognized Certifications for Career and Technical Education Programs: The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education has compiled a resource guide which lists industry-recognized certifications for career and technical programs in Pennsylvania’s career clusters.

The Workforce and Economic Development Network of PennsylvaniaGuaranteed Free Training (GFT) was created to make companies more competitive by updating and improving the skills of their employees to meet specific company needs. The goal of the Guaranteed Free Training program is to strengthen the business environment of Pennsylvania by improving the skill level and productivity of Pennsylvania workers. Find out more from

SCOREscore is a national non-profit association, composed of both retired and active executives and business owners who are dedicated to providing free business assistance to anyone who is operating a small business or thinking of starting one. If you are currently in business and facing new opportunities and challenges or if you are an entrepreneur looking for start-up help, SCORE is available to help! SCORE’s e-Business Now program is designed to help small businesses grow and prosper using contemporary technology to compete more effectively.


AdultLiteracyLogoWayne Pike Adult Literacy
Dedicated to helping adults & students learn to read, prepare for the GED examination, land a new job, improve reading, writing and math skills, or learn the English language.
Pike County – By appointment only
Wayne County – 1406 North Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431
E-mail:  info@wpalp.orgPhone:  570-253-3221

LacawacLacawac Sanctuary
 is an educational and research facility with the core purpose to educate people of all ages about northeast Pennsylvania’s unique and diverse habitats and natural resources. Lacawac’s hands-on academic enrichment programs directly complement what students are learning in school, and address the Pennsylvania State Education Standards for Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology.  Lacawac’s enrichment programs make “science come alive” and are available to students in four counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Pike.

Lacawac Sanctuary is an ecological field research station and public environmental education facility with an extensive educational consortium bringing important scientific research from around the world to our neck of the woods. Lacawac Sanctuary offers a number of internship, apprenticeship and summer programs.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES with campuses in WAYNE & PIKE Counties:

Lackawanna College Lake Region has a campus at the Silk Mill in Hawley, PA.
Luzerne County Community College is partnering with Wayne Memorial Health Systems to provide nursing degrees to local residents.