Presentation on theme: "Workforce Investment WIA 11 On-the-Job Training Area Eleven Lafayette McKinnie, WIA 11 Director On-the-Job Training Area Eleven Lafayette McKinnie, WIA."— Presentation transcript:
Workforce Investment WIA 11 On-the-Job Training Area Eleven Lafayette McKinnie, WIA 11 Director On-the-Job Training Area Eleven Lafayette McKinnie, WIA 11 Director
Overview of On-the-Job Training in WIA 11 WIA 11 provides OJT services to several local employers who provide the occupational skills training and full time employment which leads to self- sufficiency for the participant. The minimum hourly figure the company pays shall be no less than $7 of which up to 50% is paid by WIA and the remaining 50%(or more) is paid by the company. Once a 6-month period has lapsed, the employer takes on full responsibility of the employee regarding the full wages and benefits paid.
During this slide presentation we will... List some feature OJT contracts provided in WIA Area 11 Provide information concerning an OJT with another LWIA Share with you some items to consider when contracting out OJTs Try to answer other questions you may have concerning LWIA 11’s OJT contracts
OJT Contracts in WIA 11 CATS Classified (McKenzie, TN) Knotts Food (Paris, TN) Precision Grinding and Machine (Paris, TN) Henderson County Board of Education (Lexington, TN) Chicago Metallics (Humboldt, TN) (*combined with Area Twelve) Birdsong Resort Marina/Campground (Camden, TN)
Knotts Food (Paris, TN) Food Distribution Center Office Manager $10/hr.
Precision Grinding and Machine (Paris, TN) Tool and Dye Operations Positions include: Forklift Driver, Press Operator, Shipping/Warehouse, Finishing Operator Pay is $7/hr
Henderson County Board of Education (Lexington, TN) Position: Supervisor of the High School Cafeteria Pay is $7/hr
Chicago Metallics (Humboldt, TN) Regional contract, combined OJT with Area Twelve Commercial Baking Pans Plant opened in 1988 as Echo in Gibson County…expansion of 32,000 Square Ft. created 40 new jobs
Birdsong Resort Marina and Campground (Camden, TN)
Items to consider while contracting an OJT Has your Local Board developed an Employer Evaluation which will determine if the employer has relocated and brings with it potential pitfalls and if there will be any problems with participant retention? Is the employee earning a self-sufficient wage as determined by the Local Board? Will the employer be able to provide OJT participants with continued long-term employment including wages, benefits, and working conditions equal to its other employees? Has the Local Board established a time limit required for a participant to become proficient in the occupation for which the training is being provided?
Conclusion WIA 11 will continue to work on OJTs as a means for providing participants with training opportunities which will lead to long term employment and self sufficiency. WIA 11 will also consider further job training possibilities including Customized, Incumbent and other related job training opportunities.