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On-the-Job Training Resources

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a valuable workforce tool used to help unemployed individuals return to work as soon as possible. Since this tool has not been widely used in our state for some time, the goal of the Retooling Washington's Workforce “On-the-Job Training” Workgroup is to expand and improve its statewide use as one of many ways to address recent dislocation challenges.

The tools below are provided to assist with reestablishing and rebuilding local staff awareness and knowledge of the basic structure and purpose of OJTs, including best practices within our state and around the nation.

(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files below. You can download this free software directly from Adobe.)

Retooling Workgroup 2 Resources

OJT Basics Webinar Slides (PDF)
OJT Basics Presentation (with speaking notes and links) (PPT)
Retooling Washington OJT Program Matrix
Workgroup 2 Recommendations
OJT Promising and Best Practices (August 2011)
More on Retooling Washington's Workforce - Workgroup 2
OJT Marketing Brochure (PDF, 1.37 MB)

U.S. Department of Labor Resources

Building the Next Generation: OJT Toolkit
Outreach Plan Resource Guide
DOL's Business Engagement Website
Connecting OJT Candidates and Employers
Career Counseling Staff and Business Services Representatives: Working Together
Identifying and Connecting OJT Candidates
Developing the Training Plan
Marketing OJT to Employers
Promoting OJT to Employers
OJT NEG Employer Engagement Talking Points from Larry Robbin
 

Helpful Links

Washington State Resources

WorkSource Directory - listing of Washington's WorkSource offices
Employment and Economic Information - research tools for Washington's workforce professionals, WorkSource staff, employers and jobseekers
Eligible Training Provider List - Washington's eligible training provider list
Washington Learning - gateway to K-12 education in Washington
Learning Disabilities Videos - resources about learning disabilities
WOIS Career Information System - WOIS/The Career Information System

U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Resources

Career OneStop - tools for employers, jobseekers and students
Career InfoNet - tools for career and industry exploration
America's Service Locator - search workforce services nationwide
O*Net Online - browse occupations and industries
Workforce3 One - collaboration and learning for workforce professionals

Washington State Boards

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB)

Washington State Agencies

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Employment Security Department (ESD)

Washington State Entities

Washington Workforce Association - Washington's Association of Workforce Development Councils
Puget Sound Prosperity Partnership - the Puget Sound region's economic strategy coalition

Federal Resources

US DOL News Releases
ETA Region 6
National Assoc. of WorkSource Boards
WorkForce ATM
Job Training Improvement Act


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