ETP’s Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who funds ETP?
2. When can I begin training workers?
3. Can a training contract be revised after training has started?
4. What if the workers to be trained are covered under a union agreement?
5. Can a Contractor concurrently enroll a trainee who is currently enrolled in another ETP contract?
6. Are supervisors able to participate in training?
7. What if an employee receives training but quits working for the company before the 90 day retention requirement is met? Will my company be penalized?
8. What are some examples of training that ETP funds? Can training be broken down incrementally?
A.) ETP allows 100% class/lab and E-learning. See Training Methods Page for details. E-learning is instructor-led sessions via webinars, reimbursed at the Class/Lab rate, which may also be the Advanced Technology rate. However, CBT (non-instructor led training) is capped at a certain percentage of the trainee’s total training hours and reimbursed at $8/hour because the training is self-paced with no instructor. ETP also allows for Productive Lab (PL) training within certain caps. Productive Lab training is hands-on instruction or skill acquisition under the constant and direct guidance of a qualified trainer. See summary guidelines Productive Laboratory Summary for details.
B.) ETP only allows up to 10% of total training hours to be delivered from an out-of-state training location. Training locations, curriculum and participants by occupation as well as justification for the Out of State Training must be provided to ETP Regional Office for approval consideration prior to training. Trainees may not incur travel costs to attend out of state training. If mixed between ETP and non-ETP trainees, the training must adhere to the standard trainer-to trainee ratio as listed in the ETP contract. ETP can allow training in short intervals (i.e. fifteen minutes) with the approval of the Regional Office manager. ETP ensures that short-span training sessions are appropriate for the training delivery method and curriculum prior to approval
C.) ETP can allow training in short intervals (i.e. fifteen minutes) with the approval of the Regional Office manager. ETP ensures that short-span training sessions are appropriate for the training delivery method and curriculum prior to approval.
9. Can employers exceed the 20% turnover rate for their staff?
10. What is the minimum wage employers are required to pay workers after completing training and an employment retention period?
11. How are training reimbursement costs determined?
12. How will my company be reimbursed for training costs?
13. How can my company earn the total amount of funds specified in the training contract?
14. What is the paperwork requirement for ETP training projects?
15. What type of assistance can I expect from ETP staff?
16. What if a contractor does not have staff available to provide project development and/or project management of the training project?
17. What should a contractor consider when seeking a consultant or subcontractor to provide project development and/or project management?
The contractor is responsible for the training project – regardless of who performs the project development and project management. Carefully consider the following when selecting a consultant/subcontractor:
- Expertise/knowledge of your company’s industry.
- Recognition as an expert in the field by your peers.
- Experience providing services similar to those needed by your company.
- Resources available to keep your training project on schedule once it begins.
- Familiarity with the ETP Program and its requirements.
- Recent experience providing service to an ETP contractor.
- Samples of their quality work.
- Performance in meeting the organizational objectives of prior ETP contractors and whether they would be hired again. Specifically:
- How responsive was the consultant to the contractor’s needs?
- How would the contractor rate the quality of the services provided?
- Was the ETP project evaluated after completion, and if so, what was the result?
- Were adequate resources committed to keeping the contractor’s training project on schedule?
- Was the cost appropriate for the services received?
18. I'm an unemployed individual looking for a job. Can ETP direct me?
The Employment Training Panel funds training programs for California Employers/Contractors. These training programs contain a variety of jobs intended for individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements. Click here to view current training opportunities for individuals. You may contact the Employment Development Department, Job Services for information on employment opportunities.
19. How to access ETP Records or submit a Public Records Act Request?
20. Where do I find more information about ETMS or need assistance in ETMS?
To view more about ETMS, watch training videos or download a copy of the most up-to-date User Guide, please visit ETP’s ETMS page here.
Need Help? If you are working in the ETMS System and need assistance, please call the ETP Command Center, open Monday-Friday 9AM – 4PM (excluding holidays) or email at ETMSHelp@etp.ca.gov.