What is On-the-Job Training?
On-the-job training (OJT) is a hands-on method of teaching workers the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to perform a specific job. CareerEdge’s funding reduces the expense of upskilling employees through salary reimbursement during the training period. Employees earn a paycheck while learning in the actual environment where the work is performed, while employers are reimbursed a portion of the employee’s salary.
Employers can apply to receive 50% of a trainees salary up to ten weeks, at $13.00 per hour. An online application is required and a meeting with CareerEdge.
- Assist unemployed, low-wage and low-skill workers in obtaining employment at livable and competitive wages in the manufacturing industry by offering on the job training (OJT)
- Help individuals obtain national and state industry manufacturing certifications
- To help small and middle market manufacturers employers develop critical skills needed to remain competitive and in business
- To help reduce turnover and have satisfied employees
- Grow the regional economy through meeting the supply/demand-side of workforce CareerEdge’s recruitment effort will be on serving under-represented members in our region.
- Match Funds will cover the costs for the training and development of unemployed and low-wage, underemployed workers.
- CareerEdge will present to case managers at Community Based Organizations (CBO) emphasizing outreach to underserved clients, educating them on the OJT opportunity as well as our other programs.
The CareerEdge team is happy to talk with businesses looking to expand their incumbent worker training programs to include OJT. To learn more about this program, please reach us at:
What are the elements of registered apprenticeship?
- Business Involvement
- Structured on-the-job training
- Related Instruction – occurs at college/technical school or in house led by the business
- Wage increases for skills gained (pre-established apprenticeship benchmarks)
- Occupational certifications, credentials or certificates
How CareerEdge Can Support A Business’s Apprenticeship
- Schedule a meeting with CareerEdge to discuss your apprenticeship
- Before the apprenticeship begins employer and apprentice complete the CareerEdge application
- CareerEdge reviews application and apprenticeship plan to determine if fund training or reimburse for a portion of wages
- CareerEdge will reimburse for cost to use intermediary for establishment of apprenticeship
INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?
This is not an apprenticeship referral service; employers are responsible for identifying and hiring their apprentice.
The apprentice must be employed with business looking to serve apprenticeship with before applying.