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  • 1. Welcome to Columbia Greene
    Workforce New York
    The focus of today’s session…
    On-the-Job Training
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  • 3. On-the-Job Training: An Overview
    OJT is an “earn as you learn” training program designed to help you gain employment for which you are not yet fully qualified.
  • 4. What are the Goals of OJT?
  • 5. Matching Employers with Job Seekers
  • 6. Benefits to Employers…
  • 7. What OJT Employers are saying…
    “OJT [helps us] find the people that have the basic things we’re looking for, but don’t have the skills… go ahead and train them… it’s a win-win for the individual and for us as a company.”
    Columbia Greene OJTEmployer
  • 8.  “[OJT]…allowed me to find a motivated worker that I was able to train and now I have someone who is a very valuable part of my company; it’s a terrific relationship.”
  • 9. Benefits to Job Seekers…
  • 10. What OJT Trainees are saying…
    “The [OJT] program did allow me to further my knowledge base in my field and get a great job.”
    Columbia Greene -OJT Trainee
  • 11. “I was unemployed for a little over a year… I went to the Columbia Greene Workforce Office and they helped me find a job through the OJT program.”
    Columbia Greene -OJTTrainee
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    Features of OJT…
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    Occupations that have been OJT-funded by Columbia Greene Workforce…
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    Jobs that are not eligible for OJT…
  • 15. Mention that you are OJT eligible in your cover letter and show your personalized OJTletter/card to potential employers
    The employer contacts the Columbia Greene Workforce representative on your OJTletter/card to discuss the possibility of an OJT contract
    Workforce staff assess you to assure that there are training objectives/skills to be learned in the new position
    An employment plan is written for you
    How can you find your OJT opportunity?
  • 16. Let your OJTletter/card work for you:
    • Be sure to include your OJTletter/card when you send out a resume
    • 17. Add a comment about OJT availability in your cover letter and thank you letter
    • 18. Talk about the benefits OJT can provide when you are in the interview
    • 19. Don’t be afraid to apply for positions that you don’t have all the qualifications for
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    FYI -- OJT is also being actively promoted to our business community!
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    An Important Reminder…
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    Match Your Skills to New Careers…
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    O*NET OnLine Career Exploration
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    O*NET allows you to explore…
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    MySkills MyFuture
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  • 27. On behalf of Workforce NY…
    we thank you and we wish
    you success in your
    job search!
  • 28. QUESTIONS?
    Specific OJT Questions- Maureen Boutin-