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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Cal-E-Force News

Work continues on the migration of single employer active contracts. The first set of contracts were successfully migrated over the weekend of November 6th through November 10th. Preparations are being made for the next series of contract that will be migrated over the Thanksgiving weekend.


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.

Funding Priority Modifications

In direct response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Employment Training Panel (ETP) has implemented critical modifications to the funding priorities.

Notice to Stakeholders: ETP’s COVID-19 Response

At the May 15, 2020 Panel meeting, Panel approved extending and expanding the existing COVID-19 Response Plan, and also approved a new COVID Rapid Reemployment and Retraining Pilot.

ETP and Digital Signature (via DocuSign)

ETP is rolling out the use of DocuSign starting with ETP Contracts, allowing contractors to digitally sign contracts starting June 2020.

Guidance for Employers and Workers on Coronavirus

In the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), ETP and the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) are providing a centralized source of information & guidance to help prevent exposure to the virus

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Awards $8 million to Train 6,300 Workers

The State of California’s Employment Training Panel announced that it approved 28 contracts worth nearly $8 million in job training funds for 6,300 workers. The Panel awarded $131,008 to Trillium Pumps USA, Inc. to hire and train 100 employees in the manufacturing industry. Trillium Pumps is a fully integrated manufacturer of vertical turbine pumps for water and wastewater, oil and gas, mining, energy, and industrial markets. 

Published: October 28, 2020

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