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Drought relief program offers training for impacted workers

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The California Drought Employment Training Program provides 12 different training opportunities, each requiring roughly 250 hours for completion, to workers, employers and students impacted by the drought.

Training programs include Irrigation Technicians, Logistics Technicians, Industrial Maintenance Technicians, Water Treatment Operators, Forklift and Warehouse Technicians, Food Safety Technicians, Qualified Applicators License, and Manufacturing Production Technologists.

The program is funded through an interagency agreement between the Employment Training Panel (ETP) and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), using General Funds made available by the State Legislature. The project was developed based on recommendations by the ETP Drought Subcommittee.

Training programs will be provided to a variety of individuals who certify that their employment has been affected by the drought, such as those who are unemployed, laid off, under-employed, incumbent, or from low-socioeconomic groups.

Training programs have begun and will run through Spring 2016. Details online here.

The brochures (pictured above) are available on this page.


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