December 15, 2023: Abbott Vascular wins workforce training funding 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 $500,000

ETP funding will partially subsidize direct employee training costs for AV sponsored courses delivered in Santa Clara, Menlo Park and Temecula.  Chris Hall of Menlo Park made the presentation and received unanimous approval from the eight-member ETP board.

The focus of this application is to provide training for frontline manufacturing staff involved in production, quality control, and inventory systems.   A major goal is to institutionalize Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure that Abbott products meet specific requirements for identity, strength, quality, and purity to produce the next Generation Products.  The critical manufacturing skills training proposed will expand trainee skills, enabling them to work in an advanced manufacturing setting (clean room), as well as to adapt to changing business requirements to meet regulatory and customer needs.   ETP-funded training will provide skills in new manufacturing processes, stricter quality control standards, installation of new medical device manufacturing equipment and software upgrades in manufacturing.

October 27, 2023: Agilent Technologies wins its eight ETP contract. 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.
www.agilent.com
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95051

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.

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.

October 27, 2023: Keysight Technologies won a fifth workforce training contract for $500,000 from 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.

October 27, 2023, Boehringer Ingelheim receives its sixth ETP contract for $500,000 \”” to support a plant expansion and job growth

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

bi2Boehringer Ingelheim is investing heavily to upgrade and expand their Fremont manufacturing facility. This investment will bring nearly 100 new high-wage and highly-skilled positions to the City of Fremont. 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.

August 25, 2023: Lam Research wins $750,000 GO-Biz endorsed workforce training contract from the Employment Training Panel (ETP) because of the CHIPS Act.

 

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 $750,000 in workforce training from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP).   This ETP application was endorsed by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) because of the multiplier effect Applied’ s business has on the local economy.  Plus, establishing successful public private partnerships like this will help bolster future CHIPS Act funding applications which Governor Newsom strongly advocates.       The support provided by California though ETP will help Applied leverage the experience and capabilities of its employees through learning. The monies will offset direct employee training costs for Applied sponsored course offerings and help expand into new learning delivery methodologies including AR/VR.

August 25, 2023: KLA wins $500,000 GO-Biz workforce training contract from the Employment Training Panel (ETP) because of the CHIPS Act

 

Contact: Efren Lopez
Sr. Director Knowledge Services
KLA-Tencor
One Technology Drive
Milpitas, CA 94451
ETP Funding: $500,000

A leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for chip makers, KLA has gained a niche in the electric vehicle marketplace and will benefit from President’s CHIPS and Science Acts.  Because of the specialized scientific nature of KLA’s business, they place considerable reliance on hiring, retaining, and training qualified scientific, technical, and managerial personnel.  KLA believes the CHIPS Act is an effective and meaningful economic development tool to create long-term growth in the domestic semiconductor industry in support of US economic and national security.  For the CHIPS program to succeed, the Federal funds must serve as a catalyst to galvanize private, state, and local investment in workforce development for the semiconductor industry.   This is KLA’s 12th ETP contract and funding will partially subsidize direct employee training costs for advanced technology courses delivered at its Milpitas Headquarters.

June 9, 2023: Cepheid is awarded a seventh ETP contract work $499,100 in Sacramento. ETP monies will subsidize training in manufacturing skills for its front-line workforce in Lodi California.

June 25, 2021: Cepheid is awarded a fifth ETP contract to subsidize training in manufacturing skills for its front-line workforce in Lodi and Sunnyvale, California.

Contact: Derek Bettie
VP, Lodi Plant Operations
Cepheid
904?Guild Avenue
Lodi, CA 95089

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 fifth ETP Contract. This proposal was designated as a Critical Proposal by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development also known as GO-Biz. In this proposal, Cepheid will train 334 currently employed and 100 new employees. The company plans to spend over $200 million to build an advanced biotech manufacturing plant in Lodi California by the end of 2022 and add over 1,000 manufacturing jobs.? Cepheid considered expanding its Lodi facility or opening manufacturing facilities in either China and/or India to support the global production of its devices. Company representatives stated that both China and India offered incentives, site selection and permit procurement assistance but due to support from GO-Biz and resources like ETP the company selected Lodi for the new biotech factory.

November 5, 2020: Cepheid awarded $20 Million California Competes Tax Credit to support capital equipment investments and job creation plans at three locations in the State

Contact: Sathish Kumar
Sr. Director, Consumables Operations
Cepheid
904 Caribbean Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 97089

Cepheid is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets integrated testing systems for the clinical, and non-clinical, market.   Cepheid is planning to expand global manufacturing capacity of its rapid diagnostic test kits, which are currently authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration for its automated molecular test for Covid.

Cepheid is considering expanding its Lodi facility or opening manufacturing facilities in either China and/or India to support the global production of its devices. Cepheid stated that both China and India have offered incentives, site selection, and permit procurement assistance. When including the incentives with lower labor costs, Cepheid conservatively estimates cost savings of $39 million from 2020 to 2024 if it expands in China and/or India instead of California. Cepheid indicated in its application that the credit will offset the potential savings of expanding internationally and will be a key factor in determining whether expanded production of its rapid diagnostic test kits occurs in California.  We are proud to have assisted with this application.

 

 

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.”

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.

March 16, 2020: Cepheid wins $18 Million Sales Tax Exemption from CAEATFA for huge expansion in the Central Valley and SF Bay Area.

Contact: Sathish Kumar
Sr. Director, Consumables Operations
Cepheid
904 Caribbean Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Cepheid is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets integrated testing systems for the clinical, and non-clinical, market.   Cepheid has developed an automated molecular test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 that received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA in September 2020.

Because of the pandemic Cepheid has been thrust onto the global stage becoming part of the life science companies developing fast, reliable test of COVID-19.   A case was made that a large CAPEX investment in the San Joaquin Valley and SF Bay Area will help all California “Regions Rise Together” by growing biotech in a traditional agriculture-based economy (Lodi).   The CAEATFA award was unanimously approved and construction of a mega-factory in Lodi has begun.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”