The On-the-Job (OJT) skill development program focuses on increasing and improving the job skills of unemployed, under-employed, and economically disadvantaged American Indian people within Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties.
The OJT participant is hired at the beginning of training by the employer, normally in an entry level employment position. The employer agrees to provide the OJT participant with the necessary information and skills training required for a person to become competent in the performance of a specific job or group of jobs.
The employer receives compensation for the additional time, effort, and associated cost of training the new employee. This helps the employer to defray the cost of training the OJT participant with the knowledge and skills essential to achieve the full and adequate performance of the job. By participating in the OJT program an employer can:
- Save training costs - with an OJT contract, the costs of training a new employee are reimbursed by NCIDC.
- Save time - by pre screening prospective employees, for the aptitude, qualifications, minimum experience, and work aptitude desired by the employer, NCIDC reduces the time required to screen applicants. Also the training can be tailored to the specific needs of the employer.
Participants in the OJT program will benefit by:
- Gaining job skills, knowledge and productive in high demand occupations
- Obtaining training for new job skills or to re-enter the work market
- Income while they are learning in jobs that are matched to their aptitude, abilities, and desired occupational goals.