On-The-Job Training

On-the-Job Training

The Commerce Department provides an On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program that offers area employers a unique opportunity to hire pre-screened applicants, while saving a substantial amount of money on training costs.
  • Training costs are reimbursed for an amount equivalent to 50- 90% of the wage of the new hire depending on company size
  • Maximum training period per new hire is 6 months (the aver-age is 3 to 4 months)

OJT Frequently Asked Questions

Which applicants are eligible for OJT?
  • Preferred applicants are residents of Montgomery County and meet certain eligibility requirements. Applicants referred by PA CareerLink® Montgomery County will have already completed the OJT eligibility process prior to consideration.
Who selects my new OJT employee?
  • You do! The employer receives a pool of pre-screened applicants for consideration.
  • OJT employees are the same as all other new hires, with one exception: they come to you with a cost-reimbursement benefit.
  • On-the-Job Training cannot be funded after hiring takes place.
What are the steps?
  • You provide us with a job description and we assist in the development of a customized OJT plan.
  • There is a simple one-page application with quick approval time.
  • OJT gives the new employee an opportunity to earn while they learn and it gives you a chance to recover some of the costs associated with training new employees.
What if the new hire doesn’t work out for my company?
  • Ultimately, you determine whether the new hire is successful and is retained on the job.
  • Our goal is for you to retain the new hires. We provide customized monthly trainee evaluations to ensure that everyone is informed of the new employee’s progress.

Click here to tell us about your business and our staff will contact you with which of our programs may be able to assist your business.