On-the-Job Training

On-the-Job training (OJT) provides the ideal opportunity to fill an employer’s hiring need and provide a skilled worker with a job. Employers are reimbursed for up to 50 percent of the wages for the OJT training to compensate for training costs. This allows employers to help their business save money while turning skilled workers into valuable productive employees.

Benefits of OJT for Employers:

  • Employers are reimbursed for the employee’s wages for a pre-determined time period to offset the cost of training the employee and recoup some of the lost costs associated with hiring
  • Employers design the training plan specific to the company’s requirements
  • Employers retain the ability to make the final selection in the hiring process
  • Skills gap analysis allows the employer to identify the specific training required based on real data

Benefits of OJT to Employee: 

  • Employees learn directly from experienced employees how to perform the job specific to the employer’s requirements
  • Employees earn while they learn, allowing them to continue to meet their financial obligations
  • Employees are provided with monthly feedback on performance
  • Employees can expect to continue with the full-time position after the training period and, in some cases, may receive an increase in salary

For more information about the On-the-Job Training Program, contact Phillip Prescott, ECWDB Business Services Consultant, by at phone at (252) 636-6901 or email