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. ETP has a tripartite governing structure, with appointed Panel members representing business, unions, and state government. 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.

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Legislative Data Questionnaire

ETP contracts funded with California General Funding, known as ETP Expansion Fund or California Community College Fund Legislation mandates the reporting of information. To stay in compliance with the Legislative Appropriation section (2.1) in the contract, these contractors must complete an additional data questionnaire.

May Panel – Hybrid Meeting

Published: May 11, 2022

ETP welcomes attendees to join us back in person for the May 2022 Panel. This is a public meeting and the public may attend in person or virtually.

ETP Applications Submitted for Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Pending Funding Consideration

Published: May 3, 2022

Not all applications will receive funding this FY due to high demand and FY 21/22 priorities. However, ETP plans to roll over all submitted applications and process them according to FY 22/23 priorities.

New Application Window for Apprenticeship

Published: April 5, 2022

The application window for Apprenticeship funding for the 2022-23 Fiscal Year is April 15th through May 31st 2022.

Cal-E-Force News

Published: April 5, 2022

To support this growth, refinement to the naming conventions with Cal-E-Force are needed to differentiate the business function.


Published: March 29, 2022

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.

SEED 2 Grant – Proposed Awardees

Published: March 4, 2022

ETP received a total of 57 proposals; 50 proposals for grants under the SEED Entrepreneurship Program, and 7 proposals for grants under the SEED Demonstration Project.

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