The ETP process begins with an Orientation that outlines necessary procedures and requirements for applying for training funds. The Orientation is available online, or may be conducted in person or via the telephone. If you are interested in an in person or telephone orientation, please contact the Regional Office closest to you, or ETP’s Economic Development Unit at (916) 327-4391 or email the Economic Development Unit. Upon completion of the Orientation, a Preliminary Application may be completed to determine basic eligibility to contract with ETP.
A flowchart providing an overview of the entire ETP contract development process can be found under the Quick Links. This flowchart identifies the major processes in a sequential outline from initial contractor interest to approval of the developed ETP contract. Also available is a training assessment resource entitled Planning Your Training Program. This resource outlines several key areas that should be considered when you are beginning to plan a training program.
The Contractor’s Guide is a tool used by eligible contractors during the process of an agreement. The Guides as well as general information about ETP requirements, eligibility, the contracting process and curriculum are all available on our public website. Please contact a Regional Office in your area if you have specific questions regarding these resources.
Sign Up for a Live Orientation
ETP's Economic Development Unit (EDU) provides live orientations for potential contractors using the GoToMeeting system. Click below to view more information, available dates and to sign up for an Interactive Orientation.
Applications are due within 7 calendar days of the preliminary application notification date.
- Submission by the above deadlines does not guarantee that your training proposal will be presented at the respective Panel Meeting.
- Paper Applications (MEC Only): Please send your MEC Application via email to
The Panel funds job-related vocational skills training for businesses creating new jobs or retraining current workers. The plan for achieving training goals is outlined in a Curriculum identifying the following:
- Type of training
- Training topics/courses/modules
- Delivery methods
- Number of training hours
Please review the sample curriculum as an example.