The Employment Training Panel provides financial assistance to California businesses to support customized worker training to:
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a business and labor supported state agency that assists employers in strengthening their competitive edge by providing funds to off-set the costs of job skills training necessary to maintain high-performance workplaces. The program is performance-based, providing funds for trainees who successfully complete training and are retained in well-paying jobs for a specific period oftime. The program is funded by the Employment Training Tax paid by California employers, and targets firms threatened by out-of-state and international competition. Employers match training funds awarded by ETP for training existing workers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Answer : The funding comes from the Employment Development Department (EDD) therefore ETP can only fund training for employers that are subject to paying the Employment Training Tax. There is no cost to qualifying employers.
Answer : No employers must be private and paying into the employment tax to be eligible. Non-profit and public entities are not eligible.
Answer : Training is customized to each company's needs.
Answer : ETP typically provides 30-120 hours of training over a certain length of time.
Answer : Yes upon completion of training hours the trainees/employees must be retained on the job for 90 days.
Contact us at MT. SAC's Workforce Training Center to see if you qualify for State-Funded Training