COC Hits $6 Million in Employment Training Panel Awards

| Community | March 11, 2018

The College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute (ETI) has received $647,584 from the Employment Training Panel (ETP) to provide local companies with customized training programs that will include certifications, new skills and opportunities for growth for their workforce. It is the 14th contract of its kind awarded to the College of the Canyons, which amounts to $6,061,819 in ETP funding since 1996.

“This award will allow us to offer training to even more local business in SCV than in previous years and at a fraction of the cost,” said John Milburn, ETI executive director. “This is a huge win for the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding region.”

Under Milburn’s leadership, the award from ETP has grown more than 160 percent in the last six years.

“This ETP award helps offset training costs for employers,” said Milburn. “By using ETP funds, the savings to employers can be as much as 75 percent.”

Created in 1982 by the California legislature, the ETP program aims at providing California businesses a greater number of skilled workers to remain competitive. ETP prioritizes industries designated as the most vital to California’s economic growth and recovery, including manufacturing, construction, green/clean technology, biotechnology, information technology services, and transportation logistics.


For more information about ETP funding and the Employee Training Institute at College of the Canyons, visit Canyonsecondev.org/eti.

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