Program Updates

Updates and changes on aspects of ETP’s program will be posted below temporarily, please continue to check back on this page for future updates. For questions on program updates please contact ETP’s Economic Development Unit: (916) 327-5258 or

Collection of Wages at Enrollment

Posted: 1/21/2022

Wages are now ‘required’ for all trainees at “enrollment” (with the exception of New Hire and MEC Entrepreneurial trainees). Note: this report of wages is in addition to the wage provided at final invoice. This new rule is for all ETP Contracts approved from the December, 2021 Panel Meeting forward. This is a change from the last Program Update which advised that the requirement was for CA Community College Fund (CCCF) and Expansion Fund projects only. CCCF and Expansion Fund projects have had this requirement in place since the November, 2021 Panel Meeting. This now brings ETP into compliance with our Legislation and Regulations, and allows research into wage impacts of the ETP program, and also allows for more thorough evaluation of repeat contracts.

Effective date: 01/21/2022

Retrainee Job Creation (RJC) Program Amended

Posted: 1/4/2022

Effective December 17, 2021, the Retrainee Job Creation (RJC) Program (See Retrainee Job Creation Summary) has been amended to temporarily suspend the ‘net new job’ requirement. RJC trainees can now be hired into either a newly created position, or, into an existing position as a backfill.

Effective date: 12/17/2021

Wages at Enrollment

Posted: 11/12/2021

For the new, alternately funded CA Community College Fund (CCCF) and Expansion Fund projects, wages are required to be entered for each trainee at enrollment. This new data point is necessary in order to meet the Legislative reporting requirements for these funds. The CCCF and Expansion Fund projects will be approved beginning at the November, 2021 Panel meeting. Please refer to the Guidelines for these programs posted on ETP's Pilots and Guidelines page.

New Programs! CA Community College Fund (CCCF) and Expansion Funds

Posted: 11/12/2021

ETP is proud to announce these two new programs, funded through alternative General Fund dollars. These programs will be approved beginning at the November, 2021 Panel meeting. Please refer to the Guidelines for these programs, on ETP's Grant & Alternative Funding page.

SET Participating Employer Certification Statements

Posted: 11/12/2021

The SET Certification Statements have been revised to collect all necessary and required information which had previously been missing from the Certification Statements.

Effective date: 9/21/2021

Pre-Site Visits/Meetings Cancelled

Posted: 11/12/2021

All pre-site visits/meetings (historically the first step in the project development process) have been discontinued.

Effective date: 9/3/2021

Approach for High Turnover Rates this FY

Posted: 11/12/2021

In an effort to streamline staff resources and ease workload burdens for both staff and stakeholders, staff will be assuming that all instances of high turnover rates above 20% are due to the COVID pandemic for this Fiscal Year. Staff will include the high turnover rate in the Panel Proposals, along with language stating that the high turnover rate was a result of the COVID pandemic. Staff will not conduct the additional vetting research usually undertaken when high turnover rates are reported. The Panel may ask additional questions related to the high turnover rate at the Panel meetings, and has the authority to either accept or refuse the high turnover rate by either denying the project or requiring that the turnover rate penalty be applied.

Effective date: 8/4/2021