On-The-Job Training (OJT)
On-the-job training (OJT) is a training strategy that the Middle Georgia Consortium, Inc. offers local employers and job seekers. OJT puts unemployed workers back to work earning a wage while receiving training. Even better, employers can be reimbursed for the costs associated with training this new employee. OJT provides reimbursement to the employer of up to 50% of the wage rate of the participant. The training period is limited in duration as appropriate to the occupation for which the participant is being trained.
OJT may be provided to eligible WIOA participants who, after assessment, are found to be in need of and suitable for training services in order to obtain or retain employment that leads to self-sufficiency. Participants cannot begin OJT employment until a contract has been signed by the employer.
Registered Apprenticeship is a proven approach for preparing workers for jobs while meeting the needs of businesses for a highly-skilled workforce. It is an employer-driven, "learn while you earn" model that combines on-the-job training, provided by the employer that hires the apprentice, with job-related instruction in curricula tied to the attainment of national skills standards. The model also involves progressive increases in an apprentice's skills and wages. Apprenticeship is a flexible training strategy that can be customized to meet the needs of any business. Apprentices can be new hires, or businesses can select current employees who need skill upgrades to join the apprenticeship program.
Customized Skills Training is designed to meet the special requirements of employers by allowing them to tailor and design work based skills training. Customized training is conducted with a commitment by the employer to hire, or in the case of incumbent workers, to retain, an individual on successful completion of the training. Note: an incumbent worker must still meet the statutory definition of either Adult or Dislocated Worker to receive customized training. Employers may be reimbursed by the WIOA program for not more than 50 percent of the costs incurred in providing the training including staff/instructor time or training materials. Customized Skills Training can be provided after a WIOA participant is hired or if an employer makes a commitment to hire the participant upon successful completion of the training.