About the program
Did you know that part of your company's payroll tax is earmarked for training? You can take advantage of it and get smarter, too!
BAVC has been providing industry-authorized training to employees at qualifying companies at no cost for the last seventeen years. We've trained employees from a range of companies including: numerous television broadcast stations, SF Chronicle, AKQA, Intel, Adobe, Safeway, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, HEAT, Couchsurfing, Pandora, Mother Jones, VIZ, Zendesk, Jamba Juice, Williams-Sonoma, Wells Fargo, Pixar, Ubisoft and LucasFilm, and hundreds of small boutique companies, among many others.
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a business- and labor-supported state agency that assists employers in strengthening their competitive edge by providing funds to offset the costs of job skills training necessary to maintain high-performance workplaces.
What does that mean? It means that, right now, employees at qualifying companies train at BAVC at no cost. Companies are building a skilled workforce and increasing their competitive edge in our classrooms.
Current areas of training include:
Why train at BAVC?
BAVC has provided high-quality training to creative, media and high-tech professionals for more than 30 years. We offer training in technologies ranging from video broadcast and editing to web design, animation and production using the latest software. Additionally, in our state-of-the-art facility, BAVC provides industry-certified training from expert instructors on leading editing and design systems from Apple and Adobe.
An Overview of the Rules
Participating employees need to be on payroll full-time at 35 hours or more per week (independent contractors don't qualify, unfortunately) and make at least $16.25 per hour. Each employee must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training. They can take up to 160 hours each. Employees need to stay on payroll full-time for a minimum of 90 days after their last class.
Ready to see if your company qualifies?