UPDATE: The Employment Training Management System (ETMS) was open for customer use on November 1, 2016. Newly applying Single Employers can start their application process in this new web-based system. Please continue to visit this page for updates.
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.
The Panel adopted a new pilot program at its December meeting, to fund training for at-risk youth while still in school.
The January Panel meeting has been cancelled. February Panel meeting date has been changed from February 24 – to February 23 (Thursday).
Several proposed bills have a potential impact on, or may be of special interest to the ETP program. For information on these bills.
The State of California’s Employment Training Panel awarded 28 contracts worth $13,467,170 million to train 11,659 workers. One of the contracts approved by the Panel includes $749,952 in renewable fuel and vehicle technology job training funds for Applied Materials to train 434 workers in the green technology sector.