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On-the-Job Training Program
What is the On-the-Job (OJT) Training Program?
OJT is a federally-funded program to help defray employers' training costs when they hire qualified new employees and train them on the job. Funding may also be available for employers to train existing workers when they are promoted to new jobs. Job candidates must meet stringent eligibility criteria to be considered for OJT related to employment status and/or income level. The program's goal is to assist low income and unemployed persons.
How much is the training reimbursement?
Employers are reimbursed at least 50% of the wages of the employees during the training period. Depending on the funding source and the size of the company, small companies with one to fifty employees may receive up to 90% of the wages during the training period.
How long is the training?
The length of training depends on the skills required for the job. It generally does not exceed 6 months.
How does the employer hire the worker?
What paperwork does the employer need to do?
The employer completes an Employer Data form as part of a pre-award survey, signs an OJT agreement (6 pages) and develops a training plan with the help of an Oahu WorkLinks Business Developer. This paperwork must be completed before a new employee starts working. Thereafter, there are follow up reports that must be submitted to Oahu WorkLinks.
What kinds of jobs are eligible for OJT?
How long does this OJT process take?
How long does it take for an OJT employer to get paid?
An employer submits a monthly invoice after the employee has worked the hours according to the training plan. After the City receives the invoice, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the employer to receive the reimbursement check.
Whom do I contact?
Please contact Oahu WorkLinks Business Developers:
Teri Young Sandy Dyel
Office: (808) 768-5710 Office: (808) 768-5808
Mobile: (808) 220-5619 M
|Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 07, 2014|