– Employer identifies employees that need training in the courses offered.
– Employer provides its California Tax ID Number, also known as the California Employer Account Number (CEAN) to confirm program eligibility. The CEAN number is listed in Box 15, on the bottom left of the employee’s W-2 form. It is either a seven or eight digit number.
– Texcellent assists the employer to fill out the Certification Form (100E form). The employer faxes or emails it back.
– The employees fill out all the forms on the Forms page, fax their pay stubs (as proof of employment and wages) and attend the training.
– The employees complete their training and resubmit pay stubs ninety days after training ends (called the ‘retention period’) as proof of continued employment and wages.
In order to confirm your company’s eligibility, Texcellent employees will ask you for the California Tax ID. If you would like to verify the legitimacy of this program before you give out any information, please call ETP at 619-881-1777
Eligibility requirements for employers and employees:
Employers must be either manufacturers or service companies that face out of state competition. Additionally, employers need to make in-kind contribution towards their employees’ training. Employers need to meet this requirement by paying wages during training. For hourly workers, employers must pay wages for the hours in training or give equal hours of time off per week. Beyond the wages paid during training, ETP gives employers the following options to meet the in-kind contribution requirement: contributing equipment/supplies (books, computers)/space etc. for training and/or contributing time to coordinate training.
Employees must meet the following conditions:
- Work full-time (at least 35 hours per week)
- Be on regular company payroll with Federal and State taxes deducted (no 1099 contractors)
- Must receive a W2 (Annual wage and tax report) from the company.
- Pay rate at, or higher than, the stipulated minimum wage of $18.22/hour or $36,440 annually.
- Complete the required hours for each course.
- Trainees can take maximum of five courses at a time.
Leveraging the Internet to bring live classroom to your desktop!
Texcellent Instructor-led On-line classes are designed to use the latest technologies to deliver a highly interactive learning experience. The teacher and students assemble in a Virtual Classroom wherein the students see the teacher’s screen and interact with the teacher to ask questions. Here’s how it works:
- Teacher explains a new concept.
- Teacher does a demonstration.
- Students talk to the teacher and ask questions.
- Students do lab exercises.
- Teacher reviews solution.
During exercises, the teacher is able to see the student’s computer to provide one-on-one assistance to help debug a problem or work through a solution. Additionally, upon the student’s request, the teacher can visit the student’s desk top via remote control and solve the problem. Students use their own computers and Internet connection to attend the class. Students do not need to purchase the online classroom software. For doing the hands-on labs, students download Texcellent provided Virtual Machines or download software directly from vendor sites.
The biggest benefit is convenience. You don’t have to travel to the classroom. The classroom comes to you!
Procedure to make-up missed class:
ETP funds your training based on your commitment to deliver 100% attendance and make up any missed sessions. To make up the missed class hours, trainees need to do the following:
a. Go to the link your instructor gave you and download the class material. Contact Texcellent if you need the address of the download site.
b. Download the lessons (PDFs, Powerpoint slides etc.) and any corresponding lab exercises assigned by your instructor and complete the lab exercises.
c. Attend class sessions for the number of hours you have missed. Contact your Texcellent representative to get the Login ID for your make-up class. Your Texcellent representative will provide you the Login Instructions to the classroom that has space in it for you to do the make-up session. Note that you may not find the exact class session you missed, since make-up classes are given on a space available basis.
Not all companies may qualify to benefit from the program. Check with us to see if your company qualifies. Employers may need to purchase text books and headsets for an optimal learning experience.
Texcellent may postpone or cancel classes depending on ETP approval, enrollment levels and instructor availability. Texcellent will not incur any liability whatsoever when classes are postponed or canceled. We will do our best to inform students as early as possible should that happen.
ETP allocates funding on a periodic basis, based on prior commitment from employers and trainees. To avoid funding and schedule disruptions, once trainees make a commitment to attend an upcoming class, they are not allowed to make changes to their schedule.
Eligible California employers paying the Employment Training Taxes can participate in the training. The ETP program is a workforce development program aimed at improving skill levels of California workers. Therefore, workers participating in the training may have different skill levels.