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Shared and No-Cost Training Programs

The idea of Work-Based Learning has evolved in recent years to include a variety of subsidized resources that empower the employer, the employee and the job seeker to pursue opportunities to enhance skill sets and groom new employees entering the workplace. Click here for an overview of the various types of Work-Based Learning.

 

America’s Job Center of California (AJCC)

AJCC staff can assist you in pursuing the training options below. Call (800) 500-7705 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

  • On-The-Job Training (OJT) 
    OJT reimburses employers up to 50 percent of a trainee’s gross wages for the duration of the training period. Employers use their system, on-site, to teach their employees the new skills necessary for successful permanent employment.
  • Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) 
    ETPL is a statewide list of training providers whose programs receive Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) worker training funds. Most importantly, ETPL empowers individuals to select training that best suits their career path.


Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County (EDC-VC)

The EDC-VC staff includes a broad range of consultants who can evaluate how a variety of subsidized incumbent worker and new hire training programs may fit a business. Call (805) 384-1800 to request training program assistance.

Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (GWIVSBC)

GWIVSBC  provides vocational and educational opportunities to eliminate barriers to employment and help people in need reach their full potential through the power of work. Call (805) 988-1616 for subsidized staffing solution information.

  • Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE)
    The ESE program allows employers to receive a subsidy of up to 100% of employee wages for up to six months when hiring an eligible Ventura County unemployed adult to work in entry- to mid-level positions. To become an ESE worksite, please complete an Employee Request Form.

Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD)

The VCCCD Division of Economic Development provides technical assistance and customized training support to employers seeking to increase the productivity of their workforce. Contact Dr. Alexandria Wright at 805-652-5516 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about available no-cost training, ETP and contract education opportunities.

State of California

  • Employment Training Panel (ETP) 
    Visit the State of California website for more details on the opportunities and priorities of the ETP program that is administrated by the EDC-VC and the VCCCD in Ventura County.
  • Training Resources for Employers 
    Learn about no-fee training and services throughout the state.
  • Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)
    IWT provides employers the opportunity to build and maintain a quality workforce, to increase the skill levels of employees and to help avert layoffs. This link provides general information on WIOA-funded training programs.
  • Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) 
    Visit the DOR website to learn about three federal tax incentives available to help employers cover the cost of accommodations for employees and/or customers with disabilities.