On the Job Training
Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) On-the-Job Training (OJT) program is designed to provide dislocated workers and other eligible individuals with job opportunities for which they would not otherwise qualify.
To participate in the program trainees must be authorized to work in the United States and meet one (1) of the following criteria:
- Less than two (2) years with the last employer
- Less than two (2) years of total work experience
- 5 or more jobs in the last two (2) years
- Work skills that need upgrading
- No work experience in the last two (2) years
- Classroom training, but no work experience
The position and pay rate set by the employer, equal to a (prevailing wage). The incentive for the employer is to expose participants to occupations, source talent, and receive reimbursement of pay wages based on the size of the company on a sliding scale (see below).
The participant must complete the following On-the-Job Training (OJT) documents: Contract Agreement, Training Plan, Reimbursement Request Form and Employer of Record.
- Employer of Record
Hiring Company (Employer)
- Length of Program
Up to 1040 hours determined by the occupation of placement
Examples of Reimbursement:
- More than one hundred (100) employees at 50%
- Between eleven (11) and one hundred (100) employees at 65%
- Less than ten (10) employees at 75%
Reimbursement requests are to be made no later than five (5) business days from the end of the month and processed in approximately two (2) weeks. A reimbursement request form must be accompanied by supporting documentation to include official timesheets and pay stubs.
It takes approximately two (2) weeks as long as the proper supporting documentation and reimbursement request are submitted within five (5) days of the end of the month.
- Positions must be listed on the Target Demand Occupation list as developed by the local Workforce Board
- Program participants are hired by and become employees of the company
- Program participants must receive wages and benefits at the same level as similarly employed workers
- Employers must agree to provide at least forty (40) hours of work per week
- Employers must create, agree, to and follow a plan which outlines the training schedule for program participants
- Classroom training hours are not reimbursed other than for initial, company-required orientations
- Program participants cannot displace other regular employees of the company
- Employers must not have had an employee layoff in the past 90 days
- Employers must provide workers compensation insurance or other equivalent insurance protection
- No more than 25% of an employer’s workforce may be enrolled in an OJT contract
- Only straight time work hours will be reimbursed. Overtime hours and non-training hours such as vacation, sick, and holiday are not reimbursed
- Employers are responsible for maintaining time and attendance records on program participants
- Employers report participants work hours every week and reimbursements are made monthly
- Employers must provide a performance evaluation every two-weeks or every pay period
- Employers must allow a Business Solutions Representative to make random visits to the work location to review the following:
working conditions, number of work slots, types of occupations, rate of pay, number of clients hired, etc.