On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a strategy for individuals to receive training funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and TAA programs. The term "On-the-Job Training" means training by an employer that is provided to a paid participant while engaged in productive work that: provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of that job; provides reimbursement to the employer for the costs associated with training the OJT trainee, which are usually calculated at half the pay rate for the agreed-upon training period, and is limited in duration.
OJT is an excellent vehicle for individuals to build their skills, to re-establish themselves in new fields and to increase employment retention and self-sufficiency. Besides receiving reimbursement for a portion of an OJT participant's hourly wage rate, employers providing an OJT can hire workers who are trained in skills and competencies that specifically meet their business needs.
Ohio’s OJT services are available through Ohio’s 90 local One-Stop Centers.
OJT Forms and Templates
For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, OH 43216-1618
Phone: 888-296-7541, Option # 3
Email: WIAQNA@jfs.ohio.gov Last Update: 02/26/2013