Training, Connecting, and Developing
the Workforce of DuPage County

workNet DuPage Career Center
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle, IL 60532

Ph: 630.955.2030   TTY: 630.955.2098

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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On-the-Job Training

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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

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 Ron Schlager at or at (630) 955-2037.

OJT Employer Downloads:

OJT Contract and Training Plan

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The workNet DuPage Career Center of DuPage County is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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