On-The-Job Training (OJT) and Work Based Learning Experience
At Creative Action, we have established partnerships with various employers who are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in their organizations. Through these partnerships, we aim to create a meaningful practical approach to acquiring new competencies and skills needed for a job in a real, or close to real, working environment. Through hands-on teaching and coaching participants learn the practical skills and knowledge they need to perform their job. OJT & WBLE is a proven service that allows individuals to better their employment opportunities for the future. During OJT or WBLE, participants will interact on a regular basis with other employees, hold a regular position, and be paid no less than $12.00 an hour by Creative Action.
Upon successful completion of the training program, participants may have the opportunity to secure internships or entry-level positions with our partner companies.
All virtual work experiences must be approved on a case-by-case basis by the VR staff.
Paid Work Based Learning Experience for Students & Youth.
Work Based Learning Experience is a training that uses the workplace or real work to provide Students with the knowledge and skills that will help them connect school experiences to real‐life work activities and future career opportunities. Creative Action requires in‐depth engagement of youth and an evaluation of acquired work relevant skills.
Students can do multiple work experiences to gain soft skills and transferable hard skills, build their resume, and make connections in the community.
On-The-Job-Training (OJT) for Adults
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a time-limited individual skill acquisition that can be learned on the job. On-The-Job Training occurs in an integrated, community-based employment setting where most of the employees do not have disabilities and the individual with a disability who is completing the OJT is paid no less than minimum wage and interacts with individuals without disabilities to the same extent that other individuals in comparable positions interact with other persons.
During both Work-Based Learning Experiences and On-the-Job-Trainings (OJT), participants will complete an initial assessment and plan (The plan is an inventory of individualized interests, resources, and needed accommodations as it relates to future possible paid work experiences) to be matched with the worksite or prospective employer based on the following:
- Strengths, abilities, interest in worksites/employers
- School Schedule
- Limitations related to disability
Individuals will meet with the Worksite supervisor and interview them for the positions with the support of a job coach.
An agreement will be created to outline and document the responsibilities of all parties, wages, anticipated number of hours for completion, and skills to be developed between Student, Parent/Guardian (if applicable), Creative Action, OJT Employer of Record: Creative Action, Worksite Supervisor and VR staff.
- Participants will be paid biweekly (every two weeks) for all the time worked during the past pay period determined by the approved scheduled hours on the agreement.
- Payroll stubs itemize deductions made from gross earnings. By law, Creative Action is required to make deductions for Social Security, federal income tax and any other appropriate taxes. These required deductions also may include any court-ordered garnishments.
If you or someone you know is interested in on the job training program or Work Based Learning Experience, please contact us for more information. Together, we can create a more inclusive and diverse workforce where everyone has an equal chance to succeed.