Register Now for Comprehensive Beginner’s E-rate Training in PA!

September 12, 2018

~ New! Afternoon session will focus solely on Category 2 ~

For those of you who are new to E-rate or want a refresher, the Pennsylvania Department of Education is again sponsoring three in-person E-rate trainings being held in various regions of the state.

Important note:  This year’s workshops will differ from prior years in that the morning will deal solely with beginners issues (E-rate rules, application process), and applying for Category 1 services (telecom/Internet).  The afternoon session will focus solely on Category 2 (internal connections) so that if you only need Category 2 training, you can just come for the afternoon session.  The schedule for the day is as follows:

Morning Session – E-rate for Beginners/Category 1

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Training: 9 – noon

Lunch: noon – 12:30

Afternoon Session – Category 2

Training: 12:30 – 3:30

Each training is identical and lunch will be provided if you would like to attend both sessions.  Seating is limited to 2 attendees from each school or library (unless you contact me in advance), and you must register to attend (see below).  The workshops are free, but a $50 cancellation fee will apply for cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice.   Please register as soon as possible so we know how many training materials and lunches to order.

If you are new to the E-rate program, please be sure that you are set up as a User in your school or library’s EPC account and have successfully logged in prior to training.  If you are unsure how to do this, please contact me!

Please note:  There will be separate E-rate webinar trainings announced soon for returning E-rate applicants as well as other issue-specific webinars.


1)  Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 (Allentown/Lehigh Area):  Monday, October 1


Address of Training Location:  4210 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA 18078

               2)  Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15 (Harrisburg area):  Wednesday, October 24


Address of Training Location:  55 Miller Street, Summerdale, PA 17025

3)  Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 (Altoona Area):  Wednesday, October 3
Address of Training Location:  4500 6th Ave., Altoona, PA  16602

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I look forward to seeing you this fall!

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell

PA E-rate Coordinator

717-730-7133 – o

717-730-9060 – f

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