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What is ETN?

The Employment Training Network (ETN) is a multi-faceted, full-service program created by the Employment Development Department (EDD) to assist in the development and implementation of effective Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs. The ETN is administered by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and is funded by the EDD Workforce Investment Division.
The goal of the ETN is to provide immediate, short term technical assistance at little or no cost to your WIA funded agency. The process is streamlined and evaluations received for ETN services have been consistently excellent.

Consultant Services

An ETN consultant will come on site and provide customized, professional assistance in a variety of areas that will improve the delivery of WIA services. The ETN has over 150 on-call, qualified consultants. Some of the more common topics addressed by these consultants include:

  • Workforce Investment Act Implementation
  • One-Stop Career Center Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Customer Service
  • Job Development
  • Financial Management
  • Job Search
  • Hard-to-Serve/Special Populations

Resource Library

The ETN resource library contains books, videos, manuals, brochures and CD-ROMs on a wide variety of employment and training topics available for loan. To find out what materials are available, email EDD.ETN@edd.ca.gov to obtain a subject-specific list, complete with helpful abstracts. Available items requested will be sent within 24 hours.

Site Visits

The ETN will reimburse travel expenses so that program staff can see firsthand how others are addressing issues you face in operating an effective program. In a hands-on environment you have the opportunity to discover which training techniques and administrative structures have been successful.

Accessing ETN Services

If you are interested in obtaining the services of the ETN or would like more information, please email EDD.ETN@edd.ca.gov.

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