You Hire, We Pay.
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 50% of a new hire's wages while they are trained on the job.
The Benefit to Your Business
Addresses skills gaps
in your existing workforce.
Helps you boost productivity
and/or avert layoffs.
How On-the-Job Training Works
We will work with you to identify a job candidate who is eligible for participation in OJT:
- the candidate may come through the workNet DuPage Career Center, or
- You can refer a candidate of your own.
- Wage requirements may apply.
Create a training plan 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 training period can last up to six months.
See how we help DuPage County businesses get a competitive edge:
Pioneer Service in Addison, IL
Pioneer Service is a certified women-owned contract manufacturer, that specializes in CNC Swiss machining, CNC turning, and Centerless Grinding services for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This company has benefited from multiple on-the-job training (OJT) grants. Through this “hire-first” program, County residents that lack the “total package” in skills are afforded the chance to learn on the job without financial burden to the company.
Contact Ron Schlager at Rschlager@worknetdupage.org or at (630) 955-2037.