The ETP is a statewide business-labor training and economic development program. The ETP provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training. Established in 1982, the ETP is the state’s premier program supporting job creation and retention, through training. The ETP has served over 80,000 California companies and issued over $1.2 billion in training funds. The ETP Program is performance-based. Businesses determine their own training needs, develop action plans, and are involved in all aspects of the training.