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Your company’s greatest asset is its employees; they are the ones who know your customers, how your business operates and they can be tremendous drivers of growth for your business. But their ability to be drivers of growth for your company significantly depends on their knowledge and skills. This is a problem because you are forced with three options that are not great:
There is another option. CSUF’s Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with the Employment Training Panel (ETP) Program to offer customizable training programs for your small business. What’s even better is that this costs your small business little to no money.
The state of California has been operating the ETP Program since 1982 and has invested more than $1 billion in the training of workers in more than 80,000 businesses. Some of the areas in which employees have been trained to help boost growth include:
One of the great things about this program is that it is endlessly customizable to your needs. The ETP Program provides top notch instructors in every area that it covers by partnering with veteran professionals from the private sector and leading academics from California Universities.
“Our CEO felt it was important to elevate the level of technical and professional writing skills among the management group and other critical positions within our organization. Because of the nature and the number of internal and external technically written communications originated by our employees, the idea was welcomed but with some reluctance. The reluctance had everything to do with the manner in which employees expected the classes to be conducted. We were in for a surprise! Once classes began, our employees were exhilarated by the instructor's approach. [She] was instructive, supportive, humorous, light, and clearly knew her stuff!”
Human Resources Manager
“I've been working with [ETP] for over a year now and have been very pleased with the level of service we receive. They have provided us with on-site skilled software programming instructors which has allowed our top people to stay focused on the critical business tasks, eliminated the need for employee travel time, and provided our new programmers and engineers with the necessary state-of-the-art technical knowledge we need to move forward with our business plans.”
“The training that the Professional Development Center has been offering is invaluable to the growth and success of our organization. The variety of the classes and the subjects covered fit well with the type of work we do. We believe that enhancing the talent of our engineers makes us more competitive and contributes to our success. The ability to attend your courses after working hours makes it even more valuable and allows us to encourage more people to attend your classes. The Center’s flexibility to organize the training in our offices has made it even more successful since the engineers don't have to take time off to travel to Glendale after work and more engineers can attend the evening classes.
“Some of the more recent courses our engineers have attended include:
VP, Process Engineering
WorleyParsons – West Coast Operations
Established in 1982, the Employment Training Panel (ETP) has proven itself for 30 years as the state's premier program supporting job creation and retention through training. ETP is funded by a special tax on California employers and differs from other workforce development organizations whose emphasis is on pre-employment training. ETP fulfills its mission by reimbursing the cost of employer-driven training for incumbent workers and funding the type of training needed by unemployed workers to re-enter the workforce. Overall, the ETP Program helps to ensure that California businesses will have the skilled workers they need to remain competitive.
Employers must be able to effectively train workers in response to changing business and industry needs. While the need for workforce training is critical, businesses generally reserve capacity building dollars for highly technical and professional occupations – limiting investment in training for frontline workers who produce goods and deliver services. ETP helps to fill this gap by funding training that is targeted to the frontline workers.
Mission Statement The Employment Training Panel provides financial assistance to California businesses to support customized worker training to: Attract and retain businesses that contribute to a healthy California economy Provide workers with secure jobs that pay good wages and have opportunities for advancement Assist employers to successfully compete in the global economy Promote the benefits and ongoing investment of training among employers
ETP funding works because it is predicated on simple and effective principles:
ETP's role in the economy is derived from its initial mandate in 1982 of moving large numbers of unemployed workers quickly into employment and saving the jobs of workers threatened with displacement. The program has expanded that role over the years to include an increased support of retraining incumbent workers of businesses in basic industries challenged by out-of-state competition (primarily the manufacturing and high technology sectors). Today, ETP focuses on supporting job creation and business attraction, retention, and expansion, as well as the re-employment and retention of workers.
ETP is also strengthening the partnership with the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the Governor's single statewide point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz, which includes the Governor's Small Business Advocate, the state Innovation Hub (iHub) program and incorporates functions of the former California Business Investment Services (CalBIS), offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, and international trade development, and general assistance with state government. In July of 2013, the Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was appointed to the Employment Training Panel serving as an ex officio, voting member.
ETP also keeps pace with statewide economic initiatives and workforce priorities such as targeting training for ex-offenders/at-risk youth, veterans, workers impacted by the downturn in the housing market, and supporting the growth in the green economy. And to this end maintains strong partnerships with the California Workforce Investment Board and the California Workforce Association as well as other workforce development organizations throughout the State.
ETP has historically accomplished its mission without appropriations from the State General Fund or alternative sources of funding. The core ETP program is funded by a special Employment Training Tax (ETT) paid by California employers, and only employers subject to this tax directly benefit from the program. In the last few years, however, ETP has received additional funding for alternative programs aimed at training unemployed workers for jobs emerging in the recovering economy. The additional funding is principally through distributions from the Employment Development Department and the California Energy Commission (CEC). ETP anticipates ongoing commitments for additional funding.