On-The-Job Training for Employers

On the Job Training (OJT) is designed to bridge the skills gap through training provided at the employer’s worksite.

OJT is training provided by an employer to a paid eligible participant while engaged in productive work in a job that:

  • Provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job. Candidate must be laid off or let go from his/her last position.
  • Provides reimbursements to the employer of up to 50% of the wage rate of the participant to off-set the costs of providing training and the additional supervision related to the training of a new hire.
  • Is limited in duration as appropriate to the occupation for which the participant is being trained, taking into account the content of the training, the prior work experience of the participant, and the employment plan of the participant.


Is the On-The-Job Training (OJT) application process easy?

How much reimbursement is allowed?

How much money do I have to provide up front?

How long will it take before I am reimbursed?

What is my part?

If the OJT employee doesn’t work out; do I have to pay back the reimbursement?

Do I pick the candidate?

What are the requirements and restrictions?