To take advantage of growth opportunities, employers are being called upon to increase their training efforts in order to cultivate the skills and talent they need to succeed.  As a result access to training dollars and resources have become more sought after.  There are numerous local, regional and state entities offering workforce training assistance.

ON-THE-JOB (OJT) TRAINING

This is a federally funded program that helps employers hire and train individuals for long-term employment. This is an opportunity for an employer to work with his or her local OhioMeansJobs Center to recruit, pre-screen and hire new employees, and to train them in specific skills. The employer is reimbursed for the costs of training, up to 50 percent of trainees’ wages during training period. Because this program offers a comprehensive training solution, you must meet certain criteria to participate. Contact our Business & Workforce Development Manager to find out more information.

INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING

This program will reimburse employers for up to 50 percent of the eligible employee training costs, up to $4,000 per employee, after the employer pays the full cost of the training, and the employee successfully completes the training. The Program is designed to allow employers to retain and grow their existing Ohio workforce and create a statewide workforce that can meet the present and future demands in an ever changing economy.

EMPLOYMENT HIRING COORDINATION

OCIC works directly with any employer to identify hiring needs, skills/qualifications necessary, and works with the employer to develop a strategy around outreach, hiring, and pre-employment testing for all candidates for jobs. OCIC works closely with our OhioMeansJobs staff to post and promote your job openings and hiring events.

RAPID RESPONSE COORDINATION

This proactive and flexible program provides layoff aversion services to employers, funds special projects or initiatives, and helps workers affected by mass layoffs transition to reemployment. Employers and employees who are facing a potential or current mass layoff or facility closure are eligible for Rapid Response services. As layoffs do occur, inviting our Rapid Response team to meet with the affected workers prior to the layoff will allow your employees to access services and programs that will help them through this difficult time. Our Rapid Response team can provide your employees with a range of information and services. Contact our Business & Workforce Development Manager to find out more information.