• 77°

On the Job Training Workshop held at the Selma Career Center

The Alabama Career Center System, Alabama Works!, America’s Workforce Network and Alabama Department of Commerce partnered to present their On the Training Workshop on Wednesday morning.

“We partnered with the commerce here and the mayor’s office,” he said. “We invited employers to come in and hear about free career services that are offered through the Career Center, in particularly the OJT program.”

Not only will the employees benefit by being hired, the employers also benefit from the program as well.

“The OJT program is essentially an incentive program for employers doing new hires,” he said. “The state will reimburse [the employers] for every new hire they hire and train in their establishment.”

Terry Comer, supervisor for the On the Job Training, spoke to the group of employers about the opportunities offered through the program.

 “The workshop involved around if the employer is willing to hire, train and manage performance, we the State of Alabama through the Alabama Department of Commerce are willing to reimburse them for every training hour worked.”

In order to be eligible for the program, employees must meet the following criteria:

they must be an adult that has income verification, receive food stamps, TANF and or public assistance. Dislocated workers are also eligible if they have been laid off or the plant they worked for closed, have been unemployed for a long period of time, and receive unemployment compensation. Youth, between the ages of 16 and 24 are eligible if they are high school dropouts, homeless, a runaway or are in foster care.

For more information on the program or how to get involved, call (334) 872-0471.