The Employment Training Panel's mission is to prove financial assistance to California business to support customized worker training to:
Program Overview: The ETP is a business- and labor-supported state agency that assist employers in strengthening their competitive edges by providing funds to offset the costs of job skills training necessary to maintain high-performance workplaces. ETP is governed by an 8-member Panel; seven are appointed by the Governor and the Assembly and Senate leadership. The Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing, or his/her designee, serves as ex officio, voting member.
The Employment Training Panel, formed in 1982, is a California state agency that provides significant support for incumbent worker training to retain business and jobs in the state, increase the competitiveness of companies in California, and enhance the workforce skills.
It is a cooperative business-labor program to retrain workers. It was designed to fund training that meets the needs of employers for skilled workers and the need of workers for good, long-term jobs. ETP is the only training program in California that targets the retraining of currently-employed workers.