The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. The ETP was created in 1982 by the California State Legislature and is funded by California employers through a special payroll tax. The ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency. Businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide training. ETP staff is available to assist in applying for funds and other aspects of participation.

ETP News

Delegation Order Contract Amount
At the May 24, 2017 Panel Meeting, the Panel amended the maximum contract amount for the Delegation Order review process.  
June 13, 2017

New System Update: ETMS Launch!
UPDATE: To view more about ETMS, watch training videos or download a copy of the most up-to-date User Guide, please follow the link below.
May 2, 2017

Legislative Update
Several proposed bills have a potential impact on, or may be of special interest to the ETP program. For information on these bills.
Mar 25, 2017

ETP has funded training for Veterans for the past six years, and is proud to recognize the companies that have stepped forward with a Veterans training component.
Mar 11, 2017

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Approves $4.9 Million to Train Nearly 5,000 Workers

The State of California’s Employment Training Panel awarded 15 contracts worth more than $4.9 million to train nearly 5,000 workers. The panel awarded $1.1 million in apprenticeship training funds to the Orange County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund and San Mateo County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee to help to train 516 apprentices, including 45 veterans.

Published: May 26, 2017

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