Workforce development services and training are customized based upon your business’s defined needs and desired outcomes. Training for all levels of employees can be developed.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is administered by your local Department of Job and Family Services under the authorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. An OJT can help defray up to 50 percent of the cost of wages during a new employee’s initial training period.

On-the-Job Training Program (OJT) is a federally funded program administered by your local Department of Job and Family Services under the authorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 that helps employers hire and train laid-off workers for full-time, long term employment.

Through OJT programs, employers may be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the wages earned by eligible new trainees while they learn the job. This funding compensates you for training workers in skills they need to help your business thrive.

  • Hands-on training to meet your needs as an employer
  • An investment in your company
  • Fast turn-around with minimal paperwork

An OJT agreement must be developed before new employees are hired. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Total reimbursement cannot exceed $8,000, and the length of the training period cannot exceed six months.

Employer Requirements
If you can answer “Yes” to these questions, you may
be eligible for OJT reimbursement:

  • Will the new employee need training to succeed on
    the job?
  • Will you directly hire the employee?
  • Will you retain the trainee if he/she is successful?
  • Will you have an OJT agreement in place prior to hiring the employee?

Note: All OJT employee candidates must be assessed and found eligible and suitable for the position.