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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. 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.

ETP News

Apprenticeship Program Funding – Apply Now

Published: May 14, 2024

The application for ETP’s Apprenticeship Program Funding is now open! The application window will close on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

ETP’s Agriculture Initiative

Published: March 5, 2024

ETP will host an Application support session for those who recently applied and for those who plan to apply to ETP’s Agriculture Initiative on Monday, March 11, 2024, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Bay Area Contact Information

Published: February 21, 2024

The phone number & address for ETP’s San Francisco Bay Area Regional Office has been updated.

ETP Highlights

Governor Newsom Highlights Investments in Entrepreneurship Initiative During Visit to Immigrant-Owned Small Business

Published: Jun 10, 2022
Governor Newsom and small business owners discuss the importance of SEED microgrants. SEED is a $30 million initiative supporting entrepreneurship for Californians facing significant employment barriers. Read the full highlight

Governor Newsom visits small business owners supported by state’s Social Entrepreneurs for Economic Development initiative

Governor Newsom visits small business owners supported by state’s Social Entrepreneurs for Economic Development initiative.

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Rebecca Bettencourt

Governor Appointed Chairperson

Jessica Grimes

Executive Director

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