Executive Staff

Reg R. Javier

Executive Director


Peter Cooper

Assistant Executive Director

Mr. Cooper has over 25 years of experience working on labor and workforce policy at the international, national, state, and local level. Click here to read the full bio.

Michael Cable

Legal Counsel

Mike Cable has over 20 years of experience as a licensed attorney in the State of California, and is an authority with past publications pertaining to state and federal public works, competitive bidding, wage and hour laws, prevailing wage, and apprenticeship requirements. Click here to read the full bio.

Tara Armstrong

Deputy Director of Technical Branch/CIO

Tara Armstrong has been working at the Employment Training Panel, supporting its mission, since 2007 and is the ETP, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Director of the Technical Operation Branch. Click here to read the full bio.

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Next Panel Meetings

September 25, 2020
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Friday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

October 23, 2020
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Focused on Providing Training Funds to Employers Working At-Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic

The State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) announced that it approved 24 contracts worth over $6 million in job training funds for 6,000 workers. Panel members awarded two contracts to Edwards Lifesciences, and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles under its COVID Rapid Reemployment & Retraining Pilot program. Together, these businesses will receive $400,000 to hire 200 unemployed individuals.

Published: August 31, 2020