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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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 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.

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.

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

Cal-E-Force News

ETP continues to release additional functionality for internal users. The project team has planned for an additional 6 major releases to productions with 3 to 4 minor releases.

STEPS 2020

UPDATE: STEPS 2020 SFP submission deadline has been extended until Friday, 4/17/2020.

ETP’s Apprenticeship Program Video

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

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Takes Action to Support Employers and Newly Hired Workers in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Employment Training Panel announced that it approved 38 contracts worth nearly $13 million in job training funds for 12,000 workers. In an immediate response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Employment Training Panel has implemented a plan of action to ensure it supports California’s workforce. Recognizing that this public health crisis continues to impact our workforce, The Employment Training Panel has been working to ensure there are plans in place that continue to support our industries. 

Published: May 18, 2020

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