News Release​​​

Release No. COC-01.26.15-ETPcontract-WS
January 26, 2015

Employee Training Institute Receives Two-Year Approval
The College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute’s mission to increase the global competitiveness of regional employers through the development of highly trained and productive workers was advanced with a two-year $468,551 contract awarded by the California Employee Training Panel (ETP) on Jan. 22.

“We are very pleased that the ETP has awarded this follow-on contract to the college,” said John Milburn, director of the college's Employee Training Institute. “Now we can continue to deliver low cost, high value training to our client companies over the next two years. This new award goes a long way in demonstrating the panel’s trust in the effectiveness of our programs.”

The contract is the college’s 12th consecutive two-year agreement with the panel. 

Through funding provided by earlier ETP contracts, many regional companies have already had their eligibility certified and are ready to begin taking advantage of custom and off-the-shelf training programs available under the new contract. 

Using ETP funds, a company attempting to deliver a 40-hour Lean Manufacturing training program for 10 employees can cut the costs of a $9,700 program by up to 74 percent.  

“Our training program offering has a great breadth and depth of topics,” said Joe Klocko, dean of economic development at COC. “We have experts providing training ranging from basic skills like blueprint reading and applied shop mathematics to sophisticated CAD/CAM and Lean/Six Sigma programs.”

The California ETP was created in 1982 by the state Legislature and funded by California employers through a special payroll tax. 

While the panel provides funding, training programs are conducted through Multi-Employer Contracts like the one awarded to the college’s Employee Training Institute, or by companies awarded Single Employer Contracts directly from the ETP. 

Businesses interested in scheduling training programs, or learning more about how they can use ETP funds for their training needs are encouraged to contact John Milburn at (661) 362-3245 or​.