The On-the-Job Training (OJT) program is designed to allow employers to hire, train, and retain employees in full-time permanent jobs. We'll pre-screen applicants and arrange interviews. Once you make your hiring selection, an OJT contract will be negotiated that will pay up to 50% of your new employee's hourly wage. If you are interested in OJT, contact Diane Herrington, Business and Industry Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 843-687-0091 and she will connect you with a BSR.
A contract for a machine operator that requires 400 hours of training and pays $10 per hour would result in a $3,000 reimbursement (of a total of $4,000 in paid wages) for a small employer or a reimbursement of $2,000 for a large employer.
Anyone in one of the following groups is eligible to be trained under an OJT Agreement:
- Unemployed or underemployed adults over the age of 18;
- Workers who have been laid off from another job and are unlikely to return to their previous industry or occupation; and
- Homemakers re-entering the workforce.
New employees/trainees must not:
- Already have the skills listed in the Training Outline to perform the job without the OJT;
- Already have been hired, offered employment or started employment with the employer before the OJT Agreement is signed; and
- Be a member of the employer's immediate family.