Classroom (Class): Formal instruction provided in a classroom setting that is removed from the trainee’s usual work environment. Training is provided regularly under the direct guidance of a qualified trainer.
Laboratory (Lab): Hands-on instruction or skill acquisition conducted in a non-productive environment, or simulated work setting. Training may require specialized equipment or facilities. Trainer time is dedicated exclusively to instruction of trainees.
Productive Laboratory (PL): Hands-on training under the direction and supervision of a trainer dedicated exclusively to the instruction of the trainees. Training will be designed to provide trainees with the opportunity for closely supervised, on-the-job-training at the work site.
Electronic Training (E-Learning): Training is conducted in a virtual environment utilizing a Web-based platform (i.e. WebEx, GoTo Meeting) with designated start and end times. Training is a real-time interactive class session with an instructor. Trainees interact with instructor/students during class via computer monitor (i.e. audio, visual, or computer generated messages).
Video Conference: Distance learning provided through videoconferencing (no Web-based platform is used) with a live interactive class session and a live instructor. Trainees interact with instructor/students during class via video session (i.e. audio, visual).
Computer-based Training (CBT): Training delivered through a computer program at a pace set by the trainee. There is no live trainer and training is not interactive.
- Classroom/Laboratory, E-Learning, and Videoconferencing: trainer-to-trainee ratio is 1:15 for new hire classes and 1:20 for retraining classes.
- Productive Laboratory: trainer to trainee ratio is 1:1 and up to 1:3 with justification
- Computer-Based-Training: trainer to trainee ratio is not applicable.
- Safety OSHA 10/30: trainer to trainee ratio is 1:40
- Medical Skills Preceptor: trainer to trainee ratio is 1:10
- Advanced Technology: trainer to trainee ratio is 1:10
ETP can fund a wide variety of training, the following are the standard types:
(These can vary in what is allowed based on delivery methods.)
- Business Skills
- Commercial Skills
- Computer Skills
- Continuous Improvement Skills
- Green/Clean Skills
- Hazardous Materials Skills
- Job Readiness
- Literacy Skills
- Management Skills
- Manufacturing Skills
- Medical Skills
- Apprenticeship RSI
Some of the Training Types listed can be delivered with:
- Advanced Technology:
- Highly technical skills training customized to specific occupations that do the majority of their work on a computer or utilizing special computerized equipment. AT is approved on a case-by-case basis. Generally allowed under Commercial, Commercial and Manufacturing training types.
- Safety Training:
- Courses on safety topics in the general safety category or under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Generally allowed under Commercial and Manufacturing training types.
Note: Companies decide what training types are needed and will be provided. Training can be provided in house, by a training agency, or by a third party. Training providers should be California based, unless the training is so unique that a training provider cannot be found in California. Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) requires evaluation of trainee’s English ability and may not typically exceed 45 percent of the remaining total skills training per trainee.
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.