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.
Latest Press Release
The State of California’s Employment Training Panel announced the application period for a new grant that will foster business innovation and equity, inclusion, and social responsibility for individuals who face employment barriers is now open. This grant is open to non-profit Community Based Organizations (CBOs) with a deadline to submit a proposal by March 3, 2021 (3 PM PST). More information is posted in the February Press Release and on ETP's Grant page here.
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May 14, 2021
Friday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
June 25, 2021
Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
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SEED (Social Entrepreneurs for Economic Development) is a new program that provides nearly $10 million in micro-grants, training & assistance to communities facing significant barriers to employment, incl individuals who are limited English proficient or undocumented. pic.twitter.com/gYtGnRSEWz
— Julie A. Su (@JulieSuCA) February 4, 2021