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A ojt peer presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to Columbia Greene<br />Workforce New York<br />The focus of today’s session…<br />On-the-Job Training<br />(OJT)<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Testimonials…<br />
  3. 3. On-the-Job Training: An Overview<br />OJT is an “earn as you learn” training program designed to help you gain employment for which you are not yet fully qualified.<br />
  4. 4. What are the Goals of OJT?<br />
  5. 5. Matching Employers with Job Seekers<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Benefits to Employers…<br />
  7. 7. What OJT Employers are saying…<br />“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.” <br />Columbia Greene OJTEmployer<br />
  8. 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.”<br />OJTEmployer<br />
  9. 9. Benefits to Job Seekers…<br />
  10. 10. What OJT Trainees are saying…<br />“The [OJT] program did allow me to further my knowledge base in my field and get a great job.” <br />Columbia Greene -OJT Trainee<br />
  11. 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.” <br />Columbia Greene -OJTTrainee<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />Features of OJT…<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />Occupations that have been OJT-funded by Columbia Greene Workforce…<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Jobs that are not eligible for OJT…<br />
  15. 15. Mention that you are OJT eligible in your cover letter and show your personalized OJTletter/card to potential employers<br />The employer contacts the Columbia Greene Workforce representative on your OJTletter/card to discuss the possibility of an OJT contract<br />Workforce staff assess you to assure that there are training objectives/skills to be learned in the new position<br />An employment plan is written for you<br />15<br />How can you find your OJT opportunity?<br />
  16. 16. Let your OJTletter/card work for you:<br /><ul><li>Be sure to include your OJTletter/card when you send out a resume
  17. 17. Add a comment about OJT availability in your cover letter and thank you letter
  18. 18. Talk about the benefits OJT can provide when you are in the interview
  19. 19. Don’t be afraid to apply for positions that you don’t have all the qualifications for</li></li></ul><li>17<br />FYI -- OJT is also being actively promoted to our business community!<br />
  20. 20. 18<br />An Important Reminder…<br />
  21. 21. 19<br />Match Your Skills to New Careers…<br />
  22. 22. 20<br />O*NET OnLine Career Exploration<br />
  23. 23. 21<br />O*NET allows you to explore…<br />
  24. 24. 22<br />http://online.onetcenter.org/<br />
  25. 25. 23<br />MySkills MyFuture<br />
  26. 26. 24<br />http://myskillsmyfuture.org/<br />
  27. 27. On behalf of Workforce NY…<br /> <br />we thank you and we wish <br />you success in your<br />job search!<br />
  28. 28. QUESTIONS?<br />Specific OJT Questions- Maureen Boutin- boutin@sunycgcc.edu<br />