ETF Micro Program

Employers that participate in the ETF Micro Program can obtain training subsidies.  ETF will subsidize 50% of tuition cost up to an ETF cap of $400 per course; any excess balance shall be paid by the employer to the vendor.  ETF’s assistance shall not include the cost of books, tools, equipment, and auxiliary and support services; payment for these materials and services shall be made by the employer or the ETF participant

As a participant of the ETF Program, the employer must notify WDD staff of any cancellations or substitutions at least one week prior to the start of the class.


There are three simple rules for eligibility

  1. Participants must be currently employed by a non-government entity
  2. Requested training must be ETF-approved, upgrading the skills of the participant’s current position, and provided by one of the providers on the list of approved ETF Training Providers and
  3. ETF cannot be used to fund training that supplants or duplicates existing training activities (e.g., in-house-training) or training that is required by federal, state or county statutes.


*Note: The definition of supplanting varies, but primarily can be defined as a substitute or subsidizes ETF resources for activities normally provided by the employer.

How to Apply

Applying to the ETF Program is simple.

  1. Check out our list of approved ETF training providers (Hyperlinked) and consult with them on course availability, scheduling and any other questions you may have.
  2. Complete the “Forms for Instructions and Employer Referral and Course Registration Agreement”   and submit to your local WDD Office.


*In order to ensure your successful enrollment into the ETF Program, please your application to your nearest WDD local office at least two weeks before the start date of the class in which you intend to participate.