Workforce Training

Flexible options to fit your needs

California's Community Colleges are in a unique position to assist businesses in developing a high-skilled, high-performance workforce. Whether your company needs employees trained in basic skills or something highly specialized such as advanced manufacturing techniques, the community colleges can draw upon the vast resources of the system to develop a training program that will address your workforce development challenges. Choose from our many options below.

Customized Training

Through the Community Colleges, business can have high-quality customized training programs developed and delivered specifically to meet their unique needs.

To learn more about these opportunities or to identify a college program near you, contact:

Sandra Sisco
Director & Technical Assistance Provider, Contract Education
California Community Colleges
Office: (909) 274-5774
Cell: (951) 264-0889

State-funded Training

Defer the costs of workforce training through our EWD programs and state funding that is awarded on a competitive basis annually through the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges to local colleges that assist businesses in meeting their training needs. Projects that provide this funding are the Industry Driven Regional Collaboratives (IDRC), Job Development Incentive Fund (JDIF), and Responsive Training Fund (RTF). Contact us to locate a specific community college economic development or contract training professional regarding opportunities to partner for these training funds.

California Corporate College

California Corporate College works in partnership with California's Community Colleges to bring high quality, market relevant corporate training and workforce preparation services to California employers with needs that reach beyond their local community. Learn more.

Employment Training Panel (ETP)

Employment Training Panel

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a business and labor supported state agency that assists employers in strengthening their competitive edge by providing funds to off-set the costs of job skills training necessary to maintain high-performance workplaces. The program serves as the State's premier economic development tool, encouraging many companies to locate or expand in California with the assistance of ETP's job training funds. ETP is a performance-based program, providing funds for trainees who successfully complete training and are retained in good-paying jobs at or above a required wage base, for at least 90 days. 

The program, funded by the Employment Training Tax paid by California employers, primarily helps businesses threatened by out-of-state and international competition. The Panel also funds projects designed to improve skills and employment security of frontline workers in high wage occupations, small business owners and traditionally underserved training populations, including veterans, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, and workers in high unemployment areas.

For more information about the program, please visit, or call 916-327-4391.