On The Job Training Opportunities For Employers
On the Job Training and Apprenticeship Programs address industry's need to remain competitive by
investing in the development and continuous upgrade of the skills of its workforce. CVCC Workforce
Solutions administers on the job training and apprenticeship programs for business and industry.
Please contact us for a face to face consultation on how we can help you establish these programs
in your business.
On—the—Job (OJT) Training Program for Businesses
The OJT Program provides individualized occupational skills training for Dislocated Workers and
WIA—eligible Adults. The goal is to place participants in the occupations that will enhance their
prospects for long—term employment and will ultimately permit them to become self—sufficient. It
also involves the acquisition of specific skills and employment competencies through exposure in
an actual work setting to the processes, work tasks, tools and methods of a specific job or group
of jobs. As the employer, you enter into an agreement with the Virginia Workforce Center to hire,
train, and retain the individual upon successful completion of the training program.
Through this program, you may be reimbursed up to 50% of the new employees' wages while they are
Training participants must meet WIA eligibility criteria which includes dislocated worker and/or
low income, 18 years old and above, legally authorized to work in the United States, and have
complied with Selective Service provisions.
Employers must be established businesses with Workers Compensation insurance. Participating
employers receive a reimbursement to cover the extraordinary costs of training and supervision
as well as to compensate for the expected lower productivity of the trainee vs. a more
experienced employee during a specified training period.
The Region 2000 Workforce Center is operated by the Central Virginia Community College and is
provided with monitoring and oversight by the Region 2000 Workforce Investment Board. The Center
is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to
individuals with disabilities. For information about the Employer On the Job Training Programs,
please contact 434—455—5940 or visit our web site.
The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Program
Registered Apprenticeship Vision Video Testimonial (DOL Apprenticeships)
Published on Dec 12, 2013
Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship members speak on the release of the 21st Century Apprenticeship Vision Report
which provides recommendations to the Secretary of Labor on advancing apprenticeship in the coming century.
What is Apprenticeship?
The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Program is a training system that produces highly skilled
workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy. Employees are trained for
occupations that demand a high level of skill through a combination of on—the—job training and
related technical instruction. Registered Apprenticeship is an investment in the potential skill
level of the workforce and provides a method of ensuring employee accountability for mastering
the duties and tasks of the occupation.
CVCC offers a wide range of classes to aid individuals in completing certification requirements
and gaining additional skills to further their careers. On the job training is provided by an
employer (sponsor) who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a
particular craft. Apprenticeships are available in a wide variety of occupations including
construction, manufacturing and service industries.
A single employer or a group of employers may choose to sponsor an apprenticeship program. All
registered programs must be aligned with industry occupational standards to provide authenticity
and consistency in certification. Industry standards describe the skills that need to be mastered
by workers to qualify for beginning—to—expert level occupations. The length of an apprenticeship
program varies from one to five years depending on occupation training requirements.
Employer Advantages of Apprenticeship:
- Registered Apprenticeship programs aid employers in recruiting
new personnel by attracting new applicants.
- Teaching employees new skills and providing incremental raises
allows employers to build loyalty, increase productivity, decrease turnovers and
reduce training costs.
- Registered Apprenticeship will help your employees become
nationally certified, which will ensure a quality product and knowledgeable
- Your business may qualify for state tax benefits or other
Next Steps for Employers Interested in Becoming Sponsors:
- Contact the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) representative
in your area to set up an appointment. DOLI provides workers with job training
opportunities for lifelong skills and helps employers meet their needs for highly
skilled workers through the proven, cost—effective system of registered
apprenticeship. Your representative helps employers develop training programs and
recruit qualified apprentices. The DOLI serving Region 2000 can be reached at (434)
385—0806. The Lynchburg Field Office Representative is located at 3704 Old Forest
Road, Suite B, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501.
- Work closely with the apprenticeship representative to customize
your on—the—job training plan.
- Employers provide on—the—job training and participants spend an
average of 4—6 hours per week in related classroom instruction.
Apprenticeship offers a “win—win” approach by combining on—the—job training and classroom instruction.
To learn more, call CVCC Workforce Solutions & Community Education at (434) 832—7607 or at