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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

New System Update: ETMS Launch!
UPDATE: On November 1, 2016, the Employment Training Management System (ETMS) will be available for customer use. Newly applying Single Employers and Multiple Employer Contractors can start their application process in this web-based system.
Apr 25, 2017

Legislative Update
Several proposed bills have a potential impact on, or may be of special interest to the ETP program. For information on these bills.
Mar 25, 2017

Veterans
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.
Mar 11, 2017

New Pilot Program
The Panel adopted a new pilot program at its December meeting, to fund training for at-risk youth while still in school.
Jan 11, 2017

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Approves $10 Million to Train More Than 10,000 Workers

The State of California’s Employment Training Panel announced the approval of 23 contracts worth nearly $10 million for more than 10,171 workers. The panel awarded Building Skills Partnership $381,500 to train 350 workers in green skills training components to address energy efficiency and to provide clear, high-wage career pathways for many Californians.

Published: Mar 27, 2017