(Charlotte, N.C.) Charlotte Works, www.charlotteworks.com has launched a new On-the-Job Training (OJT) Grant Fund to help Mecklenburg County Employers reduce the cost of training newly hired employees. “We know many individuals struggle to find employment and these grants are specifically created to give a leg-up to qualified individuals by reducing an Employer’s training costs”, said Steve Partridge, CEO of Charlotte Works. “For employers seeking new employee’s, On-the-Job Training Grants offer the unique opportunity to offset initial training costs to fill skilled positions, while building organizational productivity as the trainee learns job requirements”, said Partridge.
Employers that participate in the program will be reimbursed a portion of the wages of the OJT Trainee, while the individual participates in company-sponsored training. Typically, the contracted training lasts between 3-6 months and has a long term goal of enhancing job retention, imparting transferable skills and helping employees obtain advancement opportunities within the organization. Employers, the OJT position and the candidate must be approved for training before the date of hire, and there are program-specific eligibility criteria applicable to the candidates. For more information about OJT Grants please visit our website at http://www.charlotteworks.com click on Employers, then Workforce Solutions, or call Sheila Hemphill at 704-206-1353.
Charlotte Works provides critically needed training and resources for Charlotte area Youth, Adults and Dislocated Workers. In addition to the OJT Grants, Charlotte Works offers local employer’s services that help address their short-term skill shortages while working with training and education partners to solve their long-term talent needs.