OJT and Other Mysteries of the Universe. More, (or less), than you ever wanted to know about OJT’s. OJT stands for:. On-the-Job Training.
More, (or less), than you ever wanted to know about OJT’s
On-The-Job Training Definition: The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 Title I –Workforce Investment SystemsSubtitle A – Workforce Investment Definitions, Section 101(31) states:“On-The-Job Training - The term “on-the-job training” means training by an employer that is provided to a paid participant while engaged in productive work in a job that:
adequate performance of the job;
(B) provides reimbursement to the employer of up to
50% of the wage rate of the participant, for the
extraordinary costs of providing the training and
additional supervision related to the training; and
(C) is limited in duration as appropriate to the
occupation or which the participant is being trained,
taking into account the content of the training, the
prior work experience of the participant, and the
service strategy of the participant, as appropriate.”
a. OJT’s will be limited to $5,000 or 520 hours, whichever occurs firstb. There are no exceptions
c. Employers must contribute at minimum, the California minimum wage or at least 50% of the OJT whichever is greaterd. Wherever possible a minimum 5% increase should be negotiated upon successful completion of OJT or exiting from the program
e. ITA’s (Individual Training Accounts) and OJT’s can be combined as long as it stays under $7,500 cap,
f. OJT’s will apply to both adults and
Employer agrees to employ the participant and provide such OJT services as are set forth in the OJT Referral Form. Employer agrees to certify the skills and accomplishments obtained by the participant under the OJT Referral Form. Employer agrees to provide each participant with a certificate of Skill Attainment for the training hours, skills and tasks obtained during the OJT program as set forth in the OJT Referral Form. Employers must contribute at minimum, the California minimum wage or at least 50% of the OJT, whichever is greater.
§ 663.700(a) On-the-job training (OJT) is defined at WIA section 101(31). OJT is provided under a contract with an employer in the public, private non-profit, or private sector. Through the OJT contract, occupational training is provided for the WIA participant in exchange for the reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the wage rate to compensate for the employer's extraordinary costs. (WIA sec. 101(31)(B).)
According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-133 Revised to show changes published in the Federal Register June 27, 2003 “Non Federal entities are prohibited from contracting with or making sub-awards under covered transactions that are suspended or debarred or whose principals are suspended or debarred”.
You may check employers at the Excluded Parties List System http://www.epls.gov/
SEC. 181. REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS.
Actually, it’s just the beginning. You will
find that every OJT is a little different.
Just when you thought you heard it all,
you haven’t. Something new and totally
unexpected will happen.
Be Prepared and Be Creative.
(Don’t call me, I’ll call you)