Classroom training, aka “Class”, is instruction in a classroom setting, provided to a group of trainees, and conducted by a qualified instructor. Laboratory training, aka “Lab”, is hands-on instruction or skill acquisition under constant and direct guidance of a qualified trainer. Laboratory training may require the use of actual specialized equipment or facilities.
Productive Laboratory Training
Productive laboratory training, aka “Productive Lab”, is hands-on instruction or skill acquisition under constant and direct guidance of a qualified trainer in a productive work setting.
Electronic Training, aka “E-Learning”, falls into two categories:
- Computer-Based-Training aka CBT – is training delivered through a computer program at a pace set by the trainee. There is no requirement for delivery by a live trainer and training does not have to be interactive.
- Instructor Led/Distance Learning – is instruction delivered by a live trainer through a web-based system, conducted in a virtual environment utilizing web meeting/webinar.
- Classroom/laboratory trainer-to-trainee ratio is 1:15 for new hire classes and 1:20 for retraining classes.
- Productive Laboratory trainer to trainee ratio is 1:1, and up to 1:3 with justification, for new hire and retraining classes.
- Electronic Training:
- Computer-Based-Training trainer to trainee ratio is Not Applicable.
- E-Learning trainer-to-trainee ratio is 1:20 for new hire and retraining classes.
ETP can fund a wide variety of training. Historically, the following have been the most commonly funded types of training:
(These can change based on delivery methods.)
- Business Skills
- Commercial Skills
- Computer Skills
- Continuous Improvement Skills
- Green/Clean Skills
- Hazardous Materials Skills
- Management Skills
- Manufacturing Skills
- Literacy Skills
- Computer Skills
Note: Funding is not limited to these training types. However, your company can decide what training types will be provided. Training can be provided in house, by a training agency, or by a third party. Training providers should be California based, unless the training is so unique that a training provider cannot be found in California. Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) requires evaluation of trainee’s English ability and may not typically exceed 45 percent of the remaining total skills training per trainee.
The training level and subject are available based on some on the selected training types, below are the options within ETP:
- Advanced Technology
- Safety Skills (i.e. OSHA)
The Panel funds job-related vocational skills training for businesses creating new jobs or retraining current workers. The plan for achieving training goals is outlined in a Curriculum identifying the following:
- Type of training
- Training topics/courses/modules
- Delivery method (classroom/laboratory, video-conference, or computer-based training)
- Number of training hours
Please review the sample curriculum as an example.