The Employment Training Panel (ETP) assists businesses in acquiring and retraining the highly skilled front-line workers and staff needed to increase competitiveness and productivity. ETP provides up to $80 million in job training funds annually to employers throughout the state. A performance based contract is developed and a cost reimbursement per trainee is negotiated. The average training reimbursement is $1,200 per trainee. Companies decide which type of training is needed, who needs training, and whether the training will be done in-house or by a training vendor.
The Orange County Workforce Investment Board is a one stop system for administering workforce programs throughout the county. It coordinates the efforts of community colleges, the Orange County Business Council, local Chambers of Commerce, and many other agencies to work together to support the success of the One Stop Centers. The One Stop Centers are located in various places throughout the county where job seekers can find a tremendous amount of employment resources. The closest center that serves Dana Point is the Orange County One Stop- Northern.
The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides recruitment assistance either on-site or at an EDD office and will assist with grand openings and seasonal employment opportunities. The EDD can also provide reception service, review applications for completion, and pre-screen candidates for job qualifications. The EDD can attend employer orientation sessions to review and process those applications that meet the Job Tax Credit program criteria.
CalJobs is the Employment Development Department’s automated job match system where employers may submit their job openings and job seekers can submit their resumes. This system matches job seekers with jobs that meet their qualifications, resulting in a more efficient employment search.
Regional Occupational Programs
Regional Occupational Programs (ROP) of Orange County offer businesses the opportunity to upgrade employee skills or hire trained personnel. Personnel placement is a free service to businesses and individuals. ROP skills training is available in Business/Marketing; Business Office; Agriculture/Floriculture; Construction Technology; Diversified Occupations; Electronics, Technology; Health Careers; Home Economics Related Occupations; Manufacturing Technology; Power, Energy and Transportation Technology; and Visual Communications/Graphics/Drafting.