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Train to Hire - On-the-Job Training Grant - Maryland Business - Workforce Development & Adult Learning

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

On-the-Job Training (OJT) offers Maryland businesses a unique opportunity to hire screened, qualified applicants while saving a substantial amount of money on training costs.

Support for Maryland’s OJT Train to Hire is provided by a National Emergency Grant awarded by USDOL’s Employment and Training Administration. This funding serves as a critical tool in helping workers and communities recover from the effects of the economic downturn, including plant closures, mass layoffs, and smaller worker dislocations by providing critical Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services.

What is On-the-Job Training (OJT)?

On-the-Job Training (OJT) provides unique opportunities for participants to "learn as they earn." The employer benefits by being reimbursed for part of the participant’s wages during the training period while having the services of a full-time employee. By participating in training as an employee, the participant not only acquires new skills and knowledge but also receives the same wages and benefits as current employees in same or similar positions.

Benefits to Businesses

  • Wage reimbursement up to 50-90 percent during training
  • Ability to create a plan of training based upon unique needs of the business
  • Reduced cost of hiring
  • Increased retention rates
  • Immediate productivity

Benefits to Jobseekers

  • Ability to train for a new occupation
  • Can “earn while you learn”
  • An incentive for businesses to hire eligible candidates

How can I find out more about the Train to Hire OJT?

If you are interested in learning more about on-the-job training, e-mail us your contact information and the county in which you live or do business. The Train to Hire Brochure is available in PDF format.