On-the-Job Training (OJT) means paid training that is provided by an employer to a participant while they are engaged in productive work in in a job. It allows the participant to acquire knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job. The training is limited in duration as appropriate to the occupation for which the participant is being trained. The employer is reimbursed up to fifty percent of the participant’s wage for the costs of providing the training and additional supervision related to the training.
OJT may be provided by an employer in the public, private non-profit, or private sector. An OJT Agreement is required and a training plan will be developed for each OJT employee. At the completion of training businesses must submit monthly timesheets, proof of wages paid, and an invoice to receive the reimbursement.