The eight-member Employment Training Panel is responsible for assessing California’s workforce trends and economic development needs. Thus, the Panel establishes funding priorities each Fiscal Year.
Contract Type 2016/17 Caps
Single Employer $750 K
Single Employer Small Business $50 K
Critical Proposals $900 K
Multiple Employer (MEC) $950 K
MEC Apprentice Training-per sponsor $450 K
Note: All MECs: Funding is limited to one contract per fiscal year.
|Contract Category||Allocations FY 2016-17|
|Contract Category Allocations FY 2016-17|
Single Employer Contracts:
|Single Employer Standard||$45,000,000|
|Multiple Employer Contracts (MEC):|
Lowest Funding Priorities:
- Adult Entertainment- This includes the design, manufacture, distribution, servicing, management or sale of products or services in the adult entertainment.
- Commission Sales occupations in Retail Trade
- Mortgage Banking
- Multi-Level Marketing
- Retraining for employees of Training Agencies
- Truck driving schools
- Support Costs – Multiple Employer Contract support costs will default to the highest percentage (8% of training costs for retraining and 12% for new hire training). Applicants must justify the need for and amount of support costs, case-by-case.
- Employer Demand – Multiple Employer Contractors requesting funds for retraining must demonstrate firm commitment to training by Participating Employers equivalent to 60% or 80% of the requested amount of funding depending on prior performance of past agreements.
- Substantial Contribution (SC) Levels – SC will default to the lowest percentage (floor). The Panel has flexibility to set levels on a case-by-case basis at a higher percentage (ceiling).
- Floor: 15% first-time SC and 30% subsequent SC
- Ceiling: 30% first-time SC and 50% subsequent SC
- High Earner Reduction (HER) – The HER will be assessed in lieu of substantial contribution for single employers and participating employers in a MEC (excluding critical proposals, job creation, and alternatively funded projects) who have earned at least $2M over the past 5 years, regardless of facility.
- The threshold for prior project earnings will be $2M
- The level of reduction will be tiered:
- 1st time assessed: 15%
- 2nd time assessed: 30%
- 3rd time assessed: 50%
Latest Press Release
The State of California’s Employment Training Panel announced the approval of 23 contracts worth nearly $10 million for more than 10,171 workers. The panel awarded Building Skills Partnership $381,500 to train 350 workers in green skills training components to address energy efficiency and to provide clear, high-wage career pathways for many Californians.
Training Agency Certification
The Employment Training Panel has adopted guidelines to be used in making eligibility determinations for funding training by private post-secondary schools (Training Agencies). See summary of Training Agency Certification guidelines.
The determination of funding eligibility will be made by ETP during pre-application, with reference to these guidelines. (See also Unemployment Insurance Code Section 10210 and Title 22, California Code of Regulations Section 4400(z).