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 2017/18 Caps
Single Employer $750 K $750 K
Single Employer Small Business $50 K $50 K
Critical Proposals $900 K $900 K
Multiple Employer (MEC) $950 K $950 K
MEC Apprentice Training-per sponsor $450 K $450 K
Note: All MECs: Funding is limited to one contract per fiscal year.
|Contract Category||Allocations FY 2017-18|
|Multiple Employer Contracts (MEC)||$21,000,000|
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
Latest Press Release
The State of California’s Employment Training Panel awarded 62 contracts worth more than $17,000,000 million to train nearly 18,187 workers. The panel awarded $514,080 in training funds to Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. to help train 982 workers in the manufacturing services industry.
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).