California ETP Funding for Training

State Reimbursed Training Programs

CalTraining understands the typical struggle between continuous improvement initiatives and available funding. Therefore, CalTraining specializes in the procurement of government funding to reimburse your company for performance improvements.

To keep California companies competitive, the State of California has created an annual budget from employers' taxes typically ranging between $60 million to $100 million to reimburse companies for training.  The Employment Training Panel (ETP) disburses funds that are specifically targeted for companies to increase their efficiency and lower costs to meet the pressure of out-of-state competition.

CalTraining offers complete ETP funding program development and administration services. CalTraining’s ETP consulting service and expertise are comprehensive and minimize your administrative burden. We provide many specialized services that can be bundled to provide one complete ETP program. Typical services may include a company-wide training needs analysis, ETP funding program development and administration, customized curriculum development, and world-class training courses.

We encourage you to provide some of your own training and internal instructors to facilitate cross-training and maximize your remaining funds. CalTraining makes every effort to ensure that your ETP training program will provide long-lasting results and that your company will enjoy a positive cash flow throughout the program.

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CalTraining is dedicated to developing and administering employee training contracts for companies who wish to obtain funding from the State of California Employment Training Panel (ETP). With CalTraining’s format, each trainee’s curriculum can be customized to the exact needs of the company. We use a format that allows for maximum flexibility, allowing your curriculum to change over time. CalTraining will integrate a training needs analysis into the grant curriculum and complete all phases of the ETP contract development. In addition, CalTraining will represent your interests as your advocate and will closely monitor ETP regulations and trends to keep your company up-to-date on current rules and training opportunities. CalTraining guarantees that your funding program will pass the ETP approval process with a money-back guarantee. Using CalTraining, your company is choosing a valuable learning curve and efficiency to minimize your risk and requirements on internal resources. Since 1986, CalTraining executives have provided 100% success with large and small companies of various industries receiving ETP funding.


The access to an experienced and successful consulting firm to assist in the ever changing regulations, trends, tracking, administration and bureaucracy often makes the difference between success and failure. CalTraining offers 100% success by administrating your ETP grant for you. Utilizing our “Total Control” proprietary administrative software, we do all of the data entry, tracking, reporting and invoicing. At any time, CalTraining can produce a detailed status report of your ongoing training program. All invoices are audited by CalTraining for accuracy to ensure quick turnaround by the State, which helps you maintain a steady cash flow throughout your training project. CalTraining’s administrative fee is based on a percentage of reimbursement funds. Since our fee is received only after your reimbursement funds are made by the State, CalTraining’s success is directly tied to the success of your ETP program.



California Training Coalition has the expertise to develop a complete training needs analysis in any industry. The report may vary in scope or depth, depending on your requirements. Typically, each company department is interviewed through a CalTraining facilitated meeting. CalTraining will identify what training and procedures are in place and what training needs to be conducted to improve performance. Only training that is important and relative to the work environment will be recommended. The final report will be broken down into groups of employees with like training, making a rollout for training implementation feasible. Whenever available, we will identify internal staff trainers such as company supervisors to facilitate company-specific training. We can also recommend a cadre of world-class training companies in a variety of subjects. CalTraining specializes in the conversion and integration of the training needs analysis into an ETP funding program.