A Way to Address the Skills Gap
The On-the-Job Training (OJT) program has been designed as a way of helping businesses manage the cost of training new employees who are not 100% qualified for a particular job. Through OJT, an employer may be reimbursed for up to 75% of a new hire's wages while they are trained on the job.
How On-the-Job Training Works
The Benefit to Your Business
Addresses the Skills Gap: You can hire for soft skills, then train for hard skills.
Wage Reimbursement: OJT defrays the cost of providing training for your new hires.
We will work with the employer to identify a job candidate who is eligible for participation in OJT:
- the candidate may come through the workNet DuPage Career Center, or
- the employer may refer an eligible candidate of their own.
We will work with the employer to create a training plan that can be implemented on-the-job to mitigate the candidate’s skills gap:
- the training must provide required job-related skills, and
- it cannot be an orientation or new hires training that is routinely provided for all new employees.
The on-the-job training can last up to six months, during which the employer will be reimbursed for up to 75% of the trainee’s wages.
Wage requirements may apply.
Learn More About OJT
To learn how your company may benefit from On-the-Job Training, please contact Lisa Schvach at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (630) 955-2066.