On-the-Job Training

What Is On-The-Job Training (OJT)?

A training service provided by the Tennessee Career Center to an employer in the public, private non-profit, or private sector that is provided to a paid participant while engaged in productive work in a job that provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job.

Employers are reimbursed up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the participant, for the extraordinary cost of providing the training and additional supervision; and is limited in durations as appropriate to the occupation for which the participant is being trained. Job-seeker participants will acquire additional skills with new technology, workplace literacy or new procedures.

How Many Employees Can I Hire?

The number of trainees in a contract per employer should be based upon the availability of jobs and eligible job seekers and governed by the following information:

Other OJT Stipulations