The most important element for approval of job-related training is whether the training will work for the individual. Each worker pursuing training will work intensively with their CMJTS Employment Specialist (ES) discussing the results of their career assessment, the availability of training and its appropriateness to their personal situation, and their financial means. For those who need basic computer training or résumé writing and job search training, classes will begin immediately. For those needing long-term training, start times will be dependent on the availability of courses. Others pursuing shorter-term occupational training, like certified nursing assistant or commercial truck driving, will likely begin within a month or two of enrollment. If the ES approves classroom or online training, the ES will help Faribault Foods workers locate eligible training providers. Tuition assistance for classroom training that supports the job goal will be available.
Not all individuals are interested in upgrading skills via classroom training, and that’s “okay”. On-the-job training, also known as OJT, is a work-based method of teaching the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed for workers to perform a specific job within the workplace. Workers learn in the environment where they will need to practice the knowledge and skills obtained during training. On-the-job training uses the existing workplace tools, machines, documents, equipment, and knowledge to teach a worker how to effectively do their job.
Through a contract developed between your CMJTS ES, the employer, and you, businesses are reimbursed for the cost of training you, typically at a rate of 50% of your new worker base hourly wage, for the duration of the contract. Employers provide the training, you do the learning, on-the-job. You earn while you learn.