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

Cal-E-Force News

Cal-E-Force has now launched! Find recent updates and information for ETP’s new Cal-E-Force system here. 

ETP SPR Survey

ETP launched a survey to learn how ETP can better support the workforce needs of California employers and to learn about contractor experiences with the ETP application and award process. 

Legislative Update

Several proposed bills have a potential impact on, or may be of special interest to the ETP program. Information and updates on these bills can be found here.

ETP’s Apprenticeship Program Video

Learn more about how The Employment Training Panel’s Apprenticeship Program is supporting job retention in California, through training.

Alert: ETMS Blocked

Access to ETMS contracts has been blocked and ETP is completing cut over to the new ETP Cal-E-Force System.

October 2019 Panel Meeting – Date Change

The October 2019 Panel Meeting date & location has been changed to Friday, November 1st @ City Hall


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.

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Honors Chairperson Barry Broad

Barry Broad has been an exceptional leader on the Employment Training Panel, especially in regard to his focus on providing high-wage career pathways to California’s workforce. Through 17 years, he has led the panel in approving more than $1.4 billion in training funds to help California businesses train nearly 1.4 million employees across 5,936 contracts.

Published: July 2, 2019

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Next Panel Meetings

July 26, 2019
CalEPA - Sierra Room
1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Friday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

August 23, 2019
CalEPA – Sierra Room
1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM