An essential element for approval of job-related training is whether the activity will work for the individual. Customers who pursue training will work intensively with their CMJTS Employment Specialist (ES), discuss their career assessment results, training availability, and appropriateness to their situation and financial means. For those who need basic computer training, résumé writing, and job search training, classes may begin immediately. For those needing long-term training, start times will be dependent on the availability of college courses. Those who are pursuing short-term vocational training, e.g., certified nursing assistant or commercial truck driving, will likely begin within a short few weeks of completing enrollment.
More than 300 million students worldwide are having their education disrupted by the spread of Coronavirus. During these difficult times, online training plays a critical role in education. If the ES approves classroom or online training, you’ll want to ensure the following are in place: reliable internet access, dedicated study space, an effective study plan, and ask your ES for help when you need it. Tuition assistance for classroom training that supports the job goal will be available.
Not all individuals who seek training options are interested in a classroom setting, 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. Individuals learn in a work environment where they will need to practice knowledge and skills during training. On-the-job training uses the existing workplace tools, machines, documents, equipment, and experience to teach workers how to do their job effectively.
How does it work? As a jobseeker, you continue to look for work and use your ES’s marketing materials. Once a position is secured, CMJTS uses program training dollars to reimburse the employer a portion of the customer’s wage. It helps incentivize a business to hire YOU – over another candidate by assisting with wages during the training period. It allows YOU to gain work skills and experience while employed. The funding reimbursement is temporary and based on the skills and training necessary.
Employers provide the training, you do the learning. You earn while you learn.