A determination of automatic eligibility for benefits under this article shall be issued to an unemployed individual if the director finds that any of the following applies:
(a) The training is authorized by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) or by the Employment Training Panel established pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 10200) of Part 1 of Division 3.
(b) The training is authorized by the federal Trade Act of 1974 (19
U.S.C. Sec. 2101 et seq.), as amended, pursuant to a certified petition.
(c) The individual is a participant in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program pursuant to Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 11320) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and has entered into a contract with the county welfare department to participate in an education or training program.
(d) (1)The individual is a participant in training with a provider that is certified and on the state’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), as authorized by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128), or the individual is a permanent or probationary public school teacher who is a participant in a credential preparation program or training program approved or accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for additional certification in math, science, or special education, for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and was laid off. The credential preparation program or training program shall only be approved if a permanent or probationary public school teacher enrolls in the training within three years of being laid off from the public school employer.
(2) The changes made to this subdivision by
Chapter 278 of the Statutes of 2012, shall become operative on January 1, 2014.
(e) The individual is a journey level member of a union or trade association, or is a participant in training sponsored by an employer, and the training or retraining course of instruction is industry-related training necessary due to changes in technology, or industry demands, or is necessary to retain employment or to become more competitive in obtaining employment, or the individual is a participant in a state or federally approved apprenticeship