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May 15, 2020: Keysight Technologies won a second workforce training contract for $460,000 from ETP via a Zoom meeting. The company was also pre-approved for an additional $200,000 in pandemic relief funding for rehiring employees.

Contact: Nadine Rothermel
Global Learning & Leadership Development
Keysight Technologies
1400 Fountain Grove Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA 95604

Keysight Technologies, provides electronic measurement instruments and systems that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment. The company originated in 1939 in the Hewlett-Packard organization and our legacy encompasses more than 75 years of innovation. We do business with most Fortune 1000 companies that are developing electronic products. Keysight’s business strategy globally is to invest in product development to address the changing needs of the market and facilitate growth. They are investing in research and development to design measurement solutions that will satisfy the changing needs of its customers. These opportunities are being driven by the need for faster data rates and new form factors, and by evolving technology standards. Maintaining a well-trained and highly skilled manufacturing workforce is critical to achieving the above strategy. Therefore, Keysight will train 500 currently employed, front-line workers at its California locations with ETP funds. The principal objective is to remain the world’s leading electronic measurement company, transforming today’s measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions.

Nadine had this to say: “Phillip was originally hired because of his knowledge and expertise to help navigate and manage our ETP and Cal Competes opportunities. I have continued to use him because of his results, thoroughness, and is a pleasure to work with.”

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March 17, 2020: Lam Research was awarded a $10M Sales Tax Exclusion from the State of California’s Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA).

 

Contact: Keith Winkelman
Director, Lam Research.
+1 408 345 8378 | Keith.Wilkeman@lamresearch.com
www.lamresearch.com
4300 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94901, USA United States

Lam Research was awarded a $9,922,670 Sales and Use Tax Exclusion (STE) from the State of California’s Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA). Due to Governor Newsom’s restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the meetings/presentations were held via teleconference.

The value of the qualified property eligible for the exclusion is $119,000,000 for upgrades/expansion to display/semi facilities in Silicon Valley through Q1 2022. The support provided by California though employer incentives like ETP and CAEATFA has helped Applied leverage the experience and capabilities of its employees while expanding California’s growing advanced manufacturing technologies that reduce air pollution, conserve energy, and promote economic development and jobs. The success of the CAEATFA application is a direct result of the entire Lam Research team leadership, technical knowledge, good humor, rock-hard ethics, and industry experience.

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December 13, 2019: KLA wins a tenth workforce training contract for $546,000 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) for advanced technology training in the electric and autonomous vehicle manufacturing technologies.

Contact: Efren Lopez
Sr. Director Knowledge Services
KLA-Tencor
One Technology Drive
Milpitas, CA 94451
ETP Funding: $580,000

A leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for chip makers, KLA has gained a niche in the electric vehicle marketplace becoming the first company to join the Automotive Electronics Council.

This is KLA’s 10th ETP contract and funding will partially subsidize direct employee training costs for advanced technology courses delivered at its Milpitas Headquarters.    The support provided by the State of California though ETP will help KLA leverage the experience and capabilities of its employees through training while expanding California’s footprint on the electronic and autonomous vehicle manufacturing industry.  This is important because imagine getting into the passenger seat of your electric car after a holiday party then telling your car to drive you home.  That’s only possible today because of the zero-defect reliability of the computer chip set operating the car.

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December 13, 2019: Cepheid is awarded a third ETP contract work $506,000 in Sacramento. ETP monies will subsidize training in manufacturing skills for its front-line workforce in Lodi and Sunnyvale California.

Contact: Tamanna Prashar
Sr. Director, Consumables Operations
Cepheid
904 Caribbean Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Cepheid operates within the Danaher family of Operating Companies. With a patient-centric approach, the Company is striving to deliver the benefits of seamlessly accessible molecular testing closer to the patient, enabling a higher quality of care, lower costs, and improved outcomes.

This will be Cepheid’s third ETP Contract, In its previous two ETP Contracts, training helped in maintaining a well-trained and highly skilled manufacturing workforce to meet customer demands.  In 2016, Cepheid was purchased by Danaher Corporation (Danaher), making Cepheid one of more than 20 operating companies under Danaher. Its subsidiaries are united by a common process improvement and operating system, the Danaher Business System (DBS) which was purchased in 2018 and now fully rolled-out.

As a part of Danaher, Cepheid will invest significant financial resources towards research and development while improving manufacturing technologies, enhancing its product portfolio, and delivering critical skills training via DBS.  This contract will focus on new product manufacturing technologies, advanced software, and continuous improvement using the Danaher Business Systems (DBS) principles and techniques

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December 13, 2019: FM Industries receives its first workforce training contract worth $362,250 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP).

Contact: Tescha Borgstrom
Mgr., Corporate Training & Development
FM Industries
221 Warren Avenue
Fremont, CA
ETP Funding: $362,250

FMI is a contract manufacturer of precision machined parts, components, and clean room assemblies made for the semiconductor equipment industry, medical and government entities. They specialize in engineered thermal coatings, anodization (a process that strengthens and protects aluminum alloys) high speed machining, cellular manufacturing, critical process control and supplier management.

As a key supplier to the semiconductor industry, changes in FMI’s business that have taken place, and future expansion, are in direct response to the growth of the semiconductor industry.  Industry experts expect semiconductor equipment purchases to increase as a result of technology advances in artificial intelligence, the internet-of-things, electric vehicles, and big data.  Customer demand from the semiconductor industry and for FMI’s prototyping services thus remains strong.

This proposal is based on a strategic business initiative that includes an elevated commitment to worker training.  For 2020 and beyond, FMI will focus on promoting a culture where training and skills qualifications are at the center of advancing employees’ success.

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August 23, 2019: Agilent Technologies wins its sixth ETP contract since 2000. They will build knowledge relative to new technologies, new organizational structure, and improved business information systems.

Contact: Vian Davis
Global Learning & Leadership Development
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
+1 408 345 8378 | vian.davis@agilent.com
www.agilent.com
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd Santa Clara CA 95051 United States

Founded in May 1999, Agilent was spun-off from Hewlett-Packard Company as part of a corporate realignment that created two separate companies. Agilent develops and manufactures products that sense, analyze, display, and communicate data for use in the life sciences, chemical analysis, communications and electronics industries. Agilent provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek.

Agilent won a sixth workforce training contract from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) on August 23, 2019 at the Cal EPA building in Sacramento. The application was endorsed by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) because of Agilent’s positive impact on the State and local economy. The overall objective of the training plan is to re-tool the existing California workforce by building knowledge relative to new technologies, new organizational structure, and improved business information systems. Rather than downsizing and outsourcing California-based jobs, the proposed training will assist Agilent to grow its workforce.

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July 23, 2019: BioMarin wins a fourth workforce training contract for $750,000 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP).

Contact: Ken Sprague
Global Learning & Leadership Development
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
+1 408 345 8378 | ken.sprague@bmrn.com
www.biomarin.com
770 Lindaro Street, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA United States

At the Cal EPA building in our State’s capital, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals won its fourth consecutive workforce training contract worth $750,000 from California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP). The application was endorsed by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) because of BioMarin’s positive impact on the State and local economy.

The monies will subsidize direct employee training costs for BioMarin sponsored courses delivered to its California employees via on-line, classroom, and/or on-the-job delivery methodologies. Ken Sprague made the presentation on behalf of the company receiving unanimous approval from the Panel members. Ken was first-rate in describing BioMarin’s story, corporate profile and products as well as the need for ongoing technical training for new/incumbent employees. The monies provided by ETP will help BioMarin leverage the experience and capabilities of its employees through learning while expanding California’s growing life science industry. The success of the ETP project at BioMarin is a direct result of the entire team’s leadership, technical knowledge, good humor, rock-hard ethics, and industry experience.

“Biomarin would not have been able to achieve the outcome it did without H&C’s guidance, expertise, adaptability and good humor,” said Ken Sprague, Manager of State Government Affairs.

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January 23, 2019: Abbott Vascular wins a workforce training contract for $600,000 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP).

Contact: David Topp,
Director of State Government Affairs
Abbott Vascular
26531 Ynez Road
Temecula, CA 92591
ETP Funding $600,000

ETP funding will partially subsidize direct employee training costs for AV sponsored courses delivered in Santa Clara, Menlo Park and Temecula.  Joe Hardell,  Divisional Operations Excellence – Temecula, and Chris Hall of Menlo Park made the presentation and received unanimous approval from the seven-member board.  Both were excellent in describing Abbott’s story including its strong Veteran employee community and the need for ongoingtechnical trainingat the three locations.   The support provided by the State of California though ETP will help AV leverage the experience and capabilities of its employees through learning new methodologies like Job Instruction (JI) while expanding California’s growing life science industry.

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July 27, 2018: Boehringer Ingelheim receives its Fourth ETP contract for $900,000 — to support a plant expansion

Contact: Alfonso Perez
Quality Systems Manager
Boehringer Ingelheim
6701 Kaiser Drive
Fremont, CA 94555

bi2Boehringer Ingelheim is investing $217 million to upgrade and expand their Fremont manufacturing facility. This investment will bring nearly 300 new high-wage and highly-skilled positions to the City of Fremont. The site was recently awarded $25.5 million in two separate tax credits from the state and another $900,000 in ETP funds, making them the largest awards to a pharmaceutical company. This significant expansion will enable the company to increase its manufacturing capacity by one-third.

Under this new proposal, BIFI will deliver more customized, advanced bio-tech manufacturing skills training using all three available ETP methodologies including class/lab, CBT, and Productive Lab. The proposed training plan is designed to expand trainee skills enabling them to adapt to changing business requirements; improve product quality; and gain transferable skills in advanced biotechnologies, pharmaceutical equipment, and processes. Training for frontline manufacturing workers under this proposal is different from previous ETP Agreements because it will focus primarily on new product manufacturing technologies and procedures.

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December 8, 2017: KLA wins a workforce training contract with a soft cap of $432,000 from California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP). Funding will come from the California Energy Commission (CEC) through ETP to support workforce training in clean technology innovation.

Contact: Efren Lopez
Sr. Director Knowledge Services
KLA
One Technology Drive
Milpitas, CA 94451
ETP Funding: $580,000

KLA won another workforce training contract worth $580,000 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Sacramento.

This proposal, under Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (AB118), is designed to allow KLA to focus on job skills to invent, develop, design, construct, install, operate, service and maintain new fueling infrastructure for electric vehicles in support of the long-term reduction of carbon emissions. The AB118 Program is administered by ETP in partnership with the CEC and the overall goals to support a transition from petroleum-based transportation to alternative and renewable fuels and clean, low carbon vehicle technologies. Alternative Fuel is defined as any fuel other than the traditional selections, gasoline and diesel from petroleum sources, used to produce energy or power. Examples of alternative fuels are: bio-diesel, ethanol, methanol, electricity, propane, compressed or liquid natural gas, and hydrogen. The funds will subsidize direct employee training cost for KLA sponsored courses delivered to California employees via classroom, laboratory and/or on-line delivery methodologies. The monies provided by ETP will help KLA leverage the experience and capabilities of its employees through learning while expanding California’s growing clean tech industry.

“Herrera & Company has given us great success at KLA for over 10 years now. Phillip keeps us updated with the latest results and is always looking for ways to improve the program that would give us the most benefit. What a great partner to have on your side.”

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August 25, 2017: Agilent Technologies wins its fifth ETP contract since 2000. They will build knowledge relative to new technologies, new organizational structure, and improved business information systems.

Contact: Liz Ambrogi
Global Learning & Leadership Development
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
+1 408 345 8378 | elizabeth_ambrogi@agilent.com
www.agilent.com
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd Santa Clara CA 95051 United States

Founded in May 1999, Agilent was spun-off from Hewlett-Packard Company as part of a corporate realignment that created two separate companies. The company’s roots date back to 1939 when William Hewlett and David Packard started a company that is a global technology leader and helped give birth to the Silicon Valley and its high-technology industry. Agilent develops and manufactures products that sense, analyze, display, and communicate data for use in the life sciences, chemical analysis, communications and electronics industries. Agilent provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. The overall objective of the training plan is to re-tool the existing California workforce by building knowledge relative to new technologies, new organizational structure, and improved business information systems. Rather than downsizing and outsourcing California-based jobs, the proposed training will assist Agilent to grow its workforce.

“I have had the honor of consulting to Agilent Technologies since the company was created in 1999,” said Phillip Herrera, managing partner of Herrera & Company. “The success of the many ETP contracts is a direct result of the Agilent team’s leadership, technical knowledge, rock-hard ethics, good humor and industry experience. I am looking forward to being part of the Agilent team of amazing men and women and to making a difference in our Great State.”

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June 23, 2017: BioMarin Pharmaceuticals won a third workforce training contract worth $823,969 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) in Sacramento at the Cal EPA building.

On Friday June 23rd in the Cal EPA building at our State’s capital, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals won its third consecutive workforce training contract worth $823,969 from California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP). The application was endorsed by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) because of BioMarin’s positive impact on the State and local economy.

The monies will subsidize direct employee training costs for BioMarin sponsored courses delivered to its California employees via on-line, classroom, and/or on-the-job delivery methodologies. Ian J. Clark, Director – Corporate Training and Kevin DuArte M.A, Manager Corporate Training made the presentation on behalf of the company receiving unanimous approval from the Panel members. Ian was first-rate in describing BioMarin’s story, corporate profile and products as well as the need for ongoing technical training for new/incumbent employees. The monies provided by ETP will help BioMarin leverage the experience and capabilities of its employees through learning while expanding California’s growing life science industry.

Many thanks go to the BioMarin team for their excellent work on the ETP opportunity with special acknowledgement to Katheryn Lowell and Allyssa Galloway in Government Affairs, Greg Barela in HR, Marty Richards, Gudrun Finn, Todd Day, and others who were part of the solution. The success of the ETP project is a direct result of the entire team’s leadership, technical knowledge, good humor, rock-hard ethics, and industry experience.

“Biomarin would not have been able to achieve the outcome it did without H&C’s guidance, expertise, adaptability and good humor,” said Gudrun Finn, Associate Director of GxP Compliance

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March 27, 2017: Medtronic Neurovascular won its first workforce training contract worth $589,950 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) on Friday, March 24th in Sacramento at the Cal EPA building.

PicContact: Maura Halpenny
Training Manager | Quality Systems
Medtronic
9775 Toledo Way | Irvine, CA 92618 | USA
Office +1.949.297.9619 | Mobile +1.949.560.7466
Maura.H.Halpenny@medtronic.com

Medtronic Inc. (Parent), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic was founded in 1949 and today serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 160 countries worldwide. Medtronic Neurovascular develops, manufactures, and market products and therapies to treat diseases of the vasculature in and around the brain.  One of the company’s flagship  products is the Pipeline and Pipeline Flex Embolization Device for endovascular treatments of large or giant wide-necked brain aneurysms; the Solitaire FR Revascularization Device for treatment of acute ischemic stroke; and the Apollo Onyx delivery micro catheter which is the first detachable tip micro-catheter available in the U.S.    Most of the training will be delivered to front line manufacturing workers to use state-of-the art med device manufacturing machines, tools, and techniques in a clean room environment.  The med device industry is one the most regulated in the State and employees who are knowledgeable in performing their job to the most current manufacturing operating procedures acceptable under FDA standards attain highly transferable

Quote from Maura:  “Phillip came to us with high praise from his other med device clients who stated that he truly understand the industry, training reporting/compliance, and auditing.  We are impressed with the results and I highly recommend him if you are looking for an expert to win ETP funding.  He is also very bright and a pleasure to work with.”

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September 23, 2016: Keysight Technologies receives its first workforce training contract worth $432,000 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP).

Contact: Nadine Rothermel
Global Learning & Leadership Development
Keysight Technologies
1400 Fountain Grove Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA 95604

Keysight Technologies, provides electronic measurement instruments and systems that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment. The company originated in 1939 in the Hewlett-Packard organization and our legacy encompasses more than 75 years of innovation. We do business with most Fortune 1000 companies that are developing electronic products. Keysight’s business strategy globally is to invest in product development to address the changing needs of the market and facilitate growth. They are investing in research and development to design measurement solutions that will satisfy the changing needs of its customers. These opportunities are being driven by the need for faster data rates and new form factors, and by evolving technology standards. Maintaining a well-trained and highly skilled manufacturing workforce is critical to achieving the above strategy. Therefore, Keysight will train 500 currently employed, front-line workers at its California locations with ETP funds. The principal objective is to remain the world’s leading electronic measurement company, transforming today’s measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions.

Nadine had this to say: “Phillip was originally hired because of his knowledge and expertise to help navigate and manage our ETP and Cal Competes opportunities. I have continued to use him because of his results, thoroughness, and is a pleasure to work with.”

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August 30, 2015: California’s premier life sciences employer association, approves Herrera & Company as an exclusive M2M preferred management consulting firm for GO-Biz and ETP application development services.

Contact: Christina Hwee
State Government Relations
California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)
1201 K Street, Ste 1840
Sacramento, CA 95814

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the leading voice for California’s life sciences sector. We work closely with industry, government, academia and other stakeholders to shape public policy, drive business solutions and grow California’s life sciences innovation ecosystem. CLSA serves over 750 biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged to create the state’s most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. We are an approved Member-to-Member supplier offering discounted pricing to CSLA members.

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August 28, 2015: BioMarin Pharmaceuticals won a second workforce training contract worth $843,300 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) in Sacramento at the Cal EPA building.

Founded in 1997 and based in Novato California, BioMarin is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and sale of innovative pharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. BioMarin selects product candidates for diseases and conditions that represent a significant unmet medical need.

The monies will subsidize direct employee training costs for BioMarin sponsored courses delivered to its California employees via on-line, classroom, and/or on-the-job delivery methodologies. The support provided by the State of California though ETP and GO-Biz will help BioMarin leverage the experience and capabilities of its employees through learning while expanding California’s growing life science industry.

This application for BioMarin was designated a Critical Proposal by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development based on the Company’s planned expansion and commitment to adding new jobs in California

“Biomarin would not have been able to achieve the outcome it did without H&C’s guidance, expertise, adaptability and good humor,” said Gudrun Finn, Associate Director of GxP Compliance

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August 28, 2015: Cepheid won its first workforce training contract worth $569,640 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) in Sacramento at the Cal EPA building.

Contact: Tamanna Prashar
Sr. Director, Consumables Operations
Cepheid
904 Caribbean Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Founded in 1998 and based in Sunnyvale California, Cepheid is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets fully integrated systems for testing in the clinical market, and non-clinical market.

The company’s systems enable rapid, sophisticated molecular testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures. Cepheid’s strategy is to become the leading supplier of integrated systems and tests for molecular diagnostics. To achieve its strategy, Cepheid needs to invest in its plant and equipment, while maintaining a well-trained and highly skilled manufacturing workforce.

This application for Cepheid was designated a Critical Proposal by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development based on the Company’s planned expansion and commitment to adding new jobs in California.

“I heard about Herrera & Company at my previous employer (Covidien) and they were extremely satisfied,” said Tamanna Prashar, Senior Director at Cepheid. “After evaluating several ETP consultants listed on the agencies website we decided to go with Herrera & Company. We are extremely pleased with the results and looking forward to earning our ETP funding.”

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January 24, 2014: CareFusion wins its first ETP contract worth $946,000 to train its front-line manufacturing, IT, and customer service employees at its four Southern California locations.

Contact: Lindy Rodwell,
RN Director, Sales Training
3750 Torrey View Court
San Diego, CA 92130
ETP Funding $946,000

Founded in January 2009 and headquartered in San Diego California, CareFusion is a global medical technology company that manufactures IV infusion medical equipment, medication and supply dispensing equipment, respiratory care products, infection prevention products and surgical instruments to customers in the United States and over 130 countries throughout the world (www.carefusion.com). Some of its products manufactured in California include Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AirLife™, AVEA® and LTV® series ventilators and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® skin prep products, MedMined® surveillance services, and V. Mueller® and Snowden-Pencer® surgical instruments. Its primary customers include hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, clinics, long-term care facilities and physician offices.

CareFusion employs 3,614 full-time workers in California at its facilities in San Diego, Ontario, Yorba Linda, and Palm Springs, all sites targeted for ETP funded training. CareFusion’s California operations qualify for standard ETP funding as a manufacturer (Title 22, California Code of Regulations, Section 4416(i)(1). CareFusion was spun-off (sold) from Cardinal Health in August 2009 through the distribution and sale of stock shares. The company is now committed to bringing new products to market and has invested over $400 Mil on research and development. CareFusion’s business strategies are to expand its product portfolio with additional and enhanced products and services that will help healthcare providers reduce medication errors and overall treatment costs, reduce infections, and manage medications and supplies more efficiently. To achieve its goals, it must have a well-trained and highly skilled workforce. The overall objective of this ETP training project is to re-tool the existing workforce by building new knowledge and new job skill sets relative to the biotech manufacturing industry. The ETP funded training will focus on training and development of both incumbent and newly hired staff responsible for research, development, sales/marketing and production of CareFusion’s products.

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October 18, 2013: KLA won another workforce training contract worth $580,000 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Sacramento.

Contact: Efren Lopez
Sr. Director Knowledge Services
KLA
One Technology Drive
Milpitas, CA 94451
ETP Funding: $580,000

KLA won another workforce training contract worth $580,000 from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Sacramento.

The monies will supplement direct training costs for courses delivered to its front-line workers in Milpitas. Efren Lopez made the presentation on behalf of the KLA and received unanimous approval from the seven member board. Efren stated that he was pleased with the results of past ETP contracts and felt privileged to partner with the ETP program to develop KT employees. The support provided by the State of California though ETP has allowed KT to leverage the experience and capabilities of its current workforce through education and development rather than downsizing and outsourcing California-based jobs.

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June 21, 2013: Boston Scientific wins $690,000 in ETP training funds for its San Jose, Fremont, and Valencia manufacturing facilities.

Contact: Arturo Araiza
Production Training Supervisor
Boston Scientific
47900 Bayside Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538-6515
ETP Funding $750,000

Located across from the new Tesla Motors plant in Fremont, Boston Scientific is part of the growing manufacturing companies along the interstate 880 corridor. The company is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties including cardiology, urology, gynecology, and neurovascular intervention. Boston Scientific employs 2,252 workers at its three California manufacturing plants in San Jose, Fremont, and Valencia and will 700 frontline manufacturing employees.

Boston products manufactured in California include a broad line of imaging catheters (coated and uncoated) and micro-delivery stents to treat diseases of the human vascular and neurovascular systems. The company’s flagship products include NequroForm® and Wingspan® Stent Systems to treat brain and/or wide neck aneurysms, each under a Humanitarian Device Exemption approval granted by the Food & Drug Administration. Other products include: Taxus Express Coronary Stent System®, AID Automatic Implantable Defibrillator®, and the Ventak Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator®. Boston Scientific invested over $900 million in research and development in 2010 resulting in the creation of an extensive pipeline of over 150 new products and is committed to retaining a manufacturing workforce in California.

The manufacture of its products is a highly exacting and complex process due in part to strict regulatory requirements imposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other foreign regulatory agencies where products are sold. To be successful, Boston Scientific must have an experienced, well trained workforce that can understand and follow specific quality protocols and manufacturing procedures, while at the same time work efficiently and contribute to the high work standards required by the biotech industry.

All told, Training is targeted to meet the need for an expanded and more skilled manufacturing workforce; to foster job retention in industries threatened by out-of-state competition; and, for promoting the California biotech manufacturing workforce.