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

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.

STEPS Presentation

See STEPS (Summer Training & Employment Program for Students) Presentation-Pictures from the September 28th Panel Meeting.


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.

ETP funds support for training valley workers at Faraday Future plant in Hanford

Last year, ETP awarded over $11 million in funds to 13 Community Colleges across the state, such as the College of Sequoias (COS) Training Resource Center. Click below to learn more on how ETP funding is supporting California technology companies developing intelligent electric vehicles in a recent article by The Sun-Gazette and ABC 30 News in Fresno.

ETP Funds Advanced Skills to Strengthen Alameda’s Blue Economy

The SF Business Times has featured ETP and its funding to Bay Ship & Yacht in the May Alameda City Supplement, click the link above to read the article.

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Awards More Than $13 million to Train 9,000 Workers

The State of California’s Employment Training Panel approved 41 contracts worth more than $13 million to train nearly 9,000 workers. The panel awarded nearly $895,000 to Applied Materials, Inc. in Santa Clara to train 710 workers in the manufacturing of semiconductor chips for electronics and other technologies. Applied Materials uses nano-manufacturing equipment, machines and tools to make input products for semiconductor wafers and chips, flat panel displays, high-density batteries, solar photo-voltaic cells and modules, and other electronics.

Published: October 30th, 2018

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