Thursday, August 20, 2015

Looking for Businesses Needing Qualified Work Candidates


Looking for a Quality Employee?
On-the-Job Training With the Mesa County Workforce Center 

On-the-Job Training or OJT is a limited-duration contract between an employer and the Mesa County Workforce Center, which provides for the training of a new employee who is also a participant in the Workforce Investment Act program.

Benefits to the employer:
  • Reimbursement of the employee wage rate for a set period of time (50% to 90%).
  • Assessment screening of skill levels and work values needed for the job.
  • Worker receives the knowledge and skills essential to needs of the employer.

How it works:
  • Employer notifies Mesa County Workforce Center, 248-0866, of interest in participating in an OJT program prior to hiring applicant.
  • The funding for this program requires an eligibility process, which may take up to 1 week to complete.  Please allow for this time frame.

Duration of OJT Agreement is determined by such factors as:
  • The occupation for which the employee is being trained.
  • The content of the training
  • Prior work experience of the employee
  • The available amount of grant funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grant.

On-the-Job Training is an excellent opportunity for employers to cultivate new, qualified employees while minimizing the cost of training.

Contact Hollie VanRoosendaal at 248-0866, or Mark Fugere at 248-0867 for more information.

*Not all applicants referred by the employer or Mesa County Workforce Center may be eligible for On-the-Job Training


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