Peter Cooper, Assistant Director

Mr. Cooper has over 25 years of experience working on labor and workforce policy at the international, national, state, and local levels. He was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr as Assistant Director of ETP in May of 2012 and oversees external affairs, apprenticeship, and environmental funding. He also advises the Panel on workforce and administrative policy and the allocation of ETP’s $100 million annual training fund.

Prior to coming to ETP, he worked on workforce training and low-wage worker issues for the California Labor Federation from 2000 to 2012. From 1992 to 2000 he worked for the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC.

Mr. Cooper received a Master of Arts degree from CSU Sacramento in International Economic Affairs and studied at the Eberhard-Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany, for two years. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and German from CSU Chico.