Thank you Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the Assembly, for appointing me to the California Employment Training Panel.
The ETP is a labor and business-supported state agency that funds vocational training, and has contributed more than $1 Billion toward training workers in over 80,000 businesses since 1982.
I will seek to uphold ETP’s mission of connecting quality training to good paying, long-term jobs, while also advocating for the interests of workers, businesses, and taxpayers.
In my current work with IBEW Local 569 and Building Trades, I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact of apprenticeship programs. These programs allow participants to ‘earn while they learn’ and strengthen businesses by providing a highly-skilled, well trained workforce. I will also seek to continue my work in supporting the growth of the green economy and investments in quality training aligned with good-paying, green jobs.