PLEASE NOTE: ETP funding is not available at this time

Employment Training Panel (ETP)

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ETP is a California state agency designed to fund training to meet the needs of employers for skilled workers and the need of workers for good, long-term jobs. The program is provided to California employers for their employees and funds up to 100% of the cost of all training.

Studio Arts is Hollywood's top ETP training provider for film, TV, game and other entertainment production and support companies. Studio Arts offers high-quality training to participating companies seeking to upgrade, keep pace with and stay ahead of skills needed for the rapidly-changing entertainment industry. It is at no cost to employers nor to their employees who wish to participate.

Instruction is delivered by subject matter experts who are professionals working in the industry. Training is typically online or can be done at your company. We also do classroom training at Studio Arts. There is no "co-pay," no added fees for doing ETP. Please note that Studio Arts assumes all responsibility for the training, and we will not bill your company if a trainee loses their job or otherwise fails to complete retention on the job.

If your company is interested in participating in having its employees do up to 200 hours of ETP training, feel free to call 323.227.8776, or email us at office@studioarts.com

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPANIES AND TRAINEES

- Companies must be California-based and have a valid CEAN number (call for details.)
- Trainees can participate in only ONE (1) ETP contract at a time. They must be clear of any other ETP contracts.
- Trainees must be a full-time, W-2 employee working for a California employer.
- Trainees must earn the equivalent of $21.73 per hour or greater (NOTE: if your company is located outside Los Angeles County, please call for details on the minimum wage requirement for ETP for your county.)
- Trainees must commit to a minimum of 8 hours (and can do up to 200 hours) of training.
- Trainees must be actively training to remain in ETP. No gaps in training in excess of 90 days.
- Trainees must submit their employment status before, during and 90 days following the last day of training.
- Companies must be willing to verify employment and retention of trainees 90 days following the last day of training.

PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS

Would you like to get your company signed up? Here's a partial list of companies that do or have participated recently. PLEASE NOTE: If it's been a while, your company will need to complete a new Company Form (DOC)

  • 6 (Six) Point Harness
  • A Smith & Productions
  • Adirondack Studios
  • Age of Learning
  • Alterian Ghost
  • Alpine Training Services
  • Amalgamated Dynamics
  • American Horror Story - FX
  • And Company
  • AV Squad
  • Ayzenberg Group
  • Bento Box
  • Bix Pix
  • "Blackish"
  • Black Box
  • California Costumes
  • Cartoon Network Studios
  • Creative Character Engineering
  • Concept Design Productions
  • Cosa VFX
  • Creature Effects
  • Deluxe Digital Cinema
  • DeRouchey Foam
  • Digital Film Tree
  • Double Negative
  • Endemol Shine
  • Engine Room
  • Fox Network E&O Sports
  • Fox Television Animation
  • Framestore
  • Fuse FX
  • Gentle Giant Studios
  • Halon Entertainment
  • Hasbro
    • HBO
    • Home Brew Agency
    • HGTV
    • Imaginary Forces
    • Ingenuity Studios
    • Inhance Digital
    • InSync
    • Ironhead Studio
    • Jakks Pacific
    • Jam City
    • JMP Creative
    • JP Connelly
    • KNBEFX Group
    • Laundry Design
    • Legacy Effects
    • Level 3 Post
    • Lightstorm Entertainment
    • Live Nation
    • Machinima
    • Mattel
    • MGA Entertainment
    • Method - Company 3
    • Nickelodeon
    • NS Novelties
    • NTropic, LLC
    • NZK Productions
    • Oddbot
    • Pixomondo
    • Pixwel
    • Pound Sand LLC
    • Pretty In Plastic
    • Proof inc.
    • Psychic Bunny
    • PXL Agency
    • Quantum Creations FX
    • Remote Broadcasting
    • Renegade Animation
    • Rick + Morty LLC
    • Shadow Animation
    • Shaffner / Stewart
    • Sideshow Inc.
    • Silent House Productions
    • Sony Pictures
    • Sony TV Animation
    • Spectral Motion
    • Spin Master
    • Standard Vision
    • Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
    • Tau Films
    • The ATS Team
    • The Jim Henson Company
    • The Molecule
    • The Third Floor
    • The Visionary Group
    • Thinkwell Group
    • Tic Toc Games
    • Titmouse
    • Trailer Park Inc
    • VVDFX
    • Warner Bros Consumer Products
    • Warner Bros Productions
    • Warner Bros TV Animation
    • Warner Bros Technical Operations
    • "Westworld" HBO Productions
    • Wonderwall
    • Wyatt Design Group
    • YTC Summit
    • Zambezi

     

    - Company Form: If your company would like to participate in ETP with Studio Arts, click here: Company Form (DOC)

    - Student Form: If your company has been accepted for ETP at Studio Arts, click here: Employee Form (PDF)

    - Not on the list? If your company is interested in ETP but would like to know more, call 323.227.8776 or email office@studioarts.com for assistance.