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April 8, 2011 > Training California Workers

Training California Workers

Submitted By Shari Little

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency's Employment Training Panel (ETP) approved $7,360,497 in special job training funds to upgrade the skills of thousands of California workers in the sectors of manufacturing, aerospace/defense, green/clean technology, multimedia/entertainment, healthcare and construction. Also in the months of February and March, 16 small business projects and other projects of less than $50K were approved by the Panel Chair and Executive Director totaling $752,272 and training 323 workers. To view copies of all proposals considered by the Panel at its March meeting, please visit the ETP website at

"The Panel understands the importance of job creation in the State's economic recovery, and its role in helping stimulate job growth through the strategic use of its resources," said Executive Director Brian McMahon.

ETP is a business and labor supported state agency that assists employers in strengthening their competitive edge by providing funds to partially off-set the costs of job skills training that are necessary to maintain high-performance workplaces. California's ETP is a performance-based program, providing funds for trainees who successfully complete approved training programs and are retained in well-paying jobs for a specific period of time.

For more information about the ETP program, please visit, or call 916-327-5261.

Alameda County contracts approved March 25, 2011:

Lam Research $249,984
SVC Manufacturing $ 97,200
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. $ 18,000

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