Executive Staff

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

General Counsel

Tara Armstrong

Deputy Director of Technical Branch/CIO

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Next Panel Meetings

April 2020, No Panel

May 15, 2020
CalEPA - Sierra Room
1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Friday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Latest Press Release

Employment Training Panel Approves $1.5 Million in Contracts to Train Thousands of California Workers in Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Jobs

The California Employment Training Panel (ETP) last week approved two contracts worth $1.5 million to companies that will train existing and incoming workers in important wildfire mitigation and prevention work. Both contractors will provide an 18-month arborist utility line clearance certification training program, where trainees will focus on drone management, rigging, mobile equipment use, and ground operations. The ETP approved a total of 26 contracts worth more than $6.3 million in job training funds for 8,758 workers in a variety of industries at the February Panel.

Published: March 3, 2020