On-the-job training is primarily for hiring small numbers of employees. It provides reimbursement to employers who hire and train individuals referred and approved through the Workforce Solutions system.
Employers screen, assess, and select individuals to hire for regular positions. These individuals may need additional training, new skills, upgraded skills, or supervision during the initial orientation and training period. Employers are reimbursed up to 50% of the wage rate of the individual for the extraordinary costs of providing the training and increased supervision related to the training. The length of the reimbursement period is generally 3 to 6 months. The on-the-job training program is available to both public and private sector employers.
Customized training may be provided for new employees or existing employees and may be for a single employer or a group of employers. The training may be conducted by an employer or an educational entity. The training must be designed to meet an employer’s special requirements. Employers must commit to hire individuals upon successful completion of training and must pay at least 50% of the cost of the training. Customized training can also be offered to current workers who are not earning a self-sufficient wage (PDF).