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

Panel Memo for March 2018 Meeting
Click the link above to open or download a PDF copy of the March 2018 Panel Memo.
March 9, 2018
Solicitation for Proposals: STEPS Grant
ETP is pleased to announce the release of the Solicitation for Proposals for the STEPS (Summer Training & Employment Program for Students) Grant. Please use the link above to access the SFP and other relevant documents.
February 20, 2018
ETMS Reference Cards are Available!
To view more about ETMS, watch training videos or download a copy of the most up-to-date Reference Cards, please follow the link to ETP's ETMS page.
February 16, 2018

ETP Subcommittee Meeting
The ETP Subcommittee now has it’s own page on ETP’s website, with more information on upcoming Subcommittee Meetings along with past Subcommittee Meeting information.
January 24, 2018

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.
January 24, 2018

Health Benefits Capped at $2.50
Effective January 1, 2018: The use of health Benefits will be capped at $2.50 per hour for purposes of meeting the Post Retention Wage in all contracts.
Oct 3, 2017

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Approves $7 Million to Train Nearly 8,800 Workers

The State of California’s Employment Training Panel today announced it approved 52 contracts worth $7 million to train nearly 8,800 workers. The panel awarded more than $600,000 to Studio Arts, Ltd. to train 600 workers in advanced technologies used in motion picture, television and post-production.

Published: January 25, 2018

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