On-The-Job Training (OJT) is a method of providing individualized occupational skills training for WIOA eligible clients. OJT’s objective is to assist businesses to provide training for in demand occupations that meet the needs of the employer. The goal of the OJT program is to place participants in occupations that will enhance their prospects for long-term employment.
- The ability to earn while you learn
- Direct training from an employer on how to perform a new job
- Monthly feedback on performance
- The expectation of a full-time position after training period and, in some cases, an increase in salary
- Case management support services
- Counseling and referral services
Need skilled workers?
On-the-Job Training (OJT), a federal program funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), lets you hire and train skilled workers and get reimbursed for your efforts.
EMPLOYER BENEFITS: As an employer, you’ll benefit from more efficient recruiting, more targeted training, and assistance with training expenses:
- OJT specialists help you find the right talent when you need it, reducing time, effort, and money spent on recruiting
- The specific technical skills you need may be hard to find. OJT helps you train the right workers to meet your requirements
- You receive up to 50 to 75% of the costs (% varies by region) to provide on-the-job training for individuals you hire through the public workforce system
Getting started with OJT
Because OJT offers a comprehensive training solution, you must meet certain criteria to participate. Steps in the process:
- Find out if you meet OJT employer criteria. Staff at your local Workforce Development office can help you determine your eligibility
- Before proceeding, you’ll sign a contract covering terms of the agreement, including positions to be trained, wages, and reimbursement
- An OJT specialist will refer potential OJT candidates and help you fine-tune your training plan. You’ll always make the final hiring decision
How can we assist you?
To learn more about the services available in your area, please contact the local Workforce Development office nearest your business area.
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