On the Job Training Program — CareerSource CLM

On the Job Training Program

Thinking of hiring a new employee? We can make it more affordable. Through CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion's streamlined On-the-Job Training (OJT) program, you may qualify for reimbursement of a new employee's wages and training costs.

Depending on the targeted industry job opening, and the eligibility status of your selected applicant(s), you may qualify for reimbursement of 50-75 percent of your new employees' wages during on-the-job training for an average of 16 weeks.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion OJT funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to private, for-profit businesses in the following targeted industries: 

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • Healthcare 
  • Information Technology/Software Development

The OJT program enables you to train your new employee exactly as you'd like. It is one of the best training methods because it is planned, organized and conducted by you at your workplace. OJT provides an "earn as you learn" model that's great for you and your new employee.

The amount and length of reimbursement is based on your new employee's skills and experience relative to your OJT position. In addition to wages, an OJT may also cover other costs associated with hiring new employees, such as equipment, uniforms and background checks. Determination is based on the candidate selected and the percent of wage reimbursement. Priority funding and higher reimbursement rates are available on new employees who classify in one of the following categories:

  • Veteran Status
  • Individual with a disability
  • Welfare Transition participant
  • Homeless
  • Offender

For more information about the OJT program, please complete the Online OJT Applicaition, email us at ojt@careersourceclm.com, or call 352-291-9553.