Funding Your Education in California
Many students aren’t aware of the vast number of government resources, training programs, grants and scholarships that may be available to them in the state of California if they qualify. Such programs may help provide the guidance, training and education you need to be successful in your desired field.
How Can I Receive Information About Government-supported Resources, Job Training and Benefits?
California Training Benefits (CTB) Program
The California Training Benefit (CTB) program allows eligible California Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants (who lack competitive job skills for the California labor market) to receive their UI benefits.
• To qualify for CTB, you must be eligible to receive California UI benefits
• You must also be approved by the Employment Development Department (EDD).
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program
Unemployed job seekers, those seeking job training or those seeking to advance their professional skills may be eligible for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program.
• WIA funds a variety of employment and training programs for youth and adults in various levels of services depending on needs and eligibility.
• Services are offered in One-Stop Career Centers throughout the state.
Employment Training Panel (ETP)
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. Contact your employer to determine whether they take part in ETP.