Q: What is ETPL?
A: The Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) is a reference that Colorado Workforce Center communities use to determine the most appropriate, reliable, and highest-quality training opportunities available.
Q: Who maintains the ETPL?
A: Colorado’s ETPL is maintained through a partnership between the Colorado Workforce Development Council, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
Q: What are the criteria for inclusion in the ETPL?
A: The criteria for inclusion on an ETPL may vary depending on the organization or agency that maintains the list, but may include factors such as the quality of the training programs, the qualifications of the instructors, and the success rate of graduates in finding employment and approval from State Agencies as required.
Q: How can ETPL benefit me as a student?
As a prospective student, being enrolled in a training program from an ETPL-approved provider may make you eligible to receive financial assistance to pay for your training through a federally-funded program called the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Q: What are the qualifications for financial assistance?
A: The qualifications for financial assistance through a Workforce Center may include being a single parent, a veteran, receiving public assistance, having a low income, being laid off, or experiencing long-term unemployment.
Q: How can I find out if I qualify for financial assistance through ETPL?
A: You can visit https://cdle.colorado.gov/wfc to find your County Workforce Center contact information and location. They will be able to assist you in applying for financial assistance through WIOA.
Q: How can I find a list of ETPL-approved training providers in Colorado?
A: You can visit the website of the Colorado Workforce Center at https://cdle.colorado.gov/wfc to find a list of ETPL-approved training providers in the state.
Q: Is it important to choose a training provider that is on the ETPL?
A: Yes, being on the ETPL indicates that a training provider has been vetted and approved by a government agency or organization as a reputable and high-quality provider. It may also mean that you may be eligible for financial assistance to pay for your training.