ON-THE-JOB AND CUSTOMIZED TRAINING
On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Customized Training provide unique opportunities for participants who already possess some job-related skills and the knowledge to "learn as they earn". By participating in training as an employee, the participant not only acquires new skills and knowledge, but also receives the same wages and benefits as current employees in same or similar positions. The employer benefits by being reimbursed for part of the participants wages during the training period, while having the services of a full-time employee.
Customized Training further benefits an employer by tailoring a training program to the specific needs of the employer, especially in the area of introducing new technologies or procedures. Training can even be offered to incumbent employees in order to upgrade their skills and knowledge.
Eligible participants are those who, as determined by the Local Workforce Development Board (Board), have not been earning a self-sufficient wage. Eligible employers must commit to hiring and retaining participants who successfully complete their training programs. Employers who have exhibited a pattern of not retaining participants are not allowed to continue participating in these types of training. The actual terms and duration of the training activities are formalized contractually after negotiations between the employer and the local program operator. All Boards do not provide OJT and/or Customized Training services.
On-the-Job Training (OJT)
Customized Training is training --
Customized Training can be offered to incumbent workers who are not earning a self-sufficient wage. The employer must retain the workers upon successful completion of the training.
For additional information on OJT and Customized Training opportunities, contact the Local Workforce Development Board in your area. As noted above, all Boards do not provide OJT and/or Customized Training services.