How it Works
On-the-Job Trainings (OJTs) provide an individual with the opportunity to be trained with the knowledge and skills necessary for the full and adequate performance of a specific job. Employers may be from the private, private non-profit or public sectors.
A training contract must be developed between NDOL and the employer providing the training. NDOL will conduct a pre-award review with the employer to determine if the employer is qualified and capable of entering into a contractual agreement to provide on-the-job training. Employers may refer individuals to NDOL staff for a determination of program eligibility and assessment of suitability for on-the-job training.
Research has shown OJTs to be effective in:
- Helping job seekers to quickly reenter the workforce
- Learn the desired skills in the workplace
- Obtain employment utilizing the newly acquired skills and competencies
An OJT candidate cannot have worked for the employer at any time in the past, regardless of position, title or length of term since separation. The employer must intend to retain the employee in the occupation and at the wage rate provided by the contract, after the end of the training period (subject to the employer’s right to terminate the trainee for normal business or personal reasons as appropriate).