On-the-Job Training

CareerSource Heartland Offers On-the-Job Training Assistance to Employers

With many employers reluctant to hire new staff in our current economy, on-the-job training (OJT) is experiencing a resurgence. OJT provides employers with an opportunity to apply for training fund reimbursements to train workers in specialized workplace skills. If you are struggling to hire new employees who have the specialized skills required by your company, then this "in-house" training program my help you.


As an employer, you would provide CareerSource Heartland with job descriptions for approved job openings in your firm. CareerSource Heartland would match qualified, eligible applicants with your job openings. Our Business Operations team is available to help you design training plans that best match your needs and those of the applicants. The employer will make the final decision on the selection of OJT trainees.


The OJT platform will reimburse qualified employers at least 50% of their new hires; wages for the hours the employee is actively engaged in workplace training during the OJT period. As part of this agreement, the employer must agree to hire any OJT trainees as regular, full or part-time employees. The pay and benefits must be commensurate with what you pay others performing similar work.


OJT is an investment in the future that allows people to earn a paycheck while learning new skills, and allows the business to grow while securing skilled staff at a reduced rate.

Interested employers will complete an OJT application form with the relevant information.

Click here to open the application. On that page please download and save to your desktop, fill in the form, digitally sign then submit, or you may wish to contact our Business Operations team.

“We highly recommend using the CareerSource Heartland for any hiring events.”


Teresa Aviles
SEB Administrative Coordinator
GulfCoast Supply & Manufacturing

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Teresa Aviles
Gulf Coast

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“… I appreciate all the help from you (CareerSource Heartland) in a time when there was no hope…CareerSource Heartland drove in and fixed it like a superhero!  Thank you for all the hard work… This job fair hit big – our companies in Texas and Florida have been calls all morning asking me how did I make this happen?!  Even though I would like to take credit, it was all the work of our local career center.   I advised them to reach out to their community CareerSources, it is very much worth it. See you all very soon and thank you!”

Sincerely ,  Myesha Smith, Manager, Florida Pop, LLC, DBA Popeyes Chicken

Myesha Smith (Popeyes)
Popeyes Chicken

Anything I do say about the Career Source Heartland in Okeechobee will be very downplayed to the actual experience we encountered. Not only were they exceptional in helping us achieve our results for talented associates, but they were also well organized and on top of everything. Although I felt like I may be a burden they really went the extra mile to make me feel like part of their family and allowed me and my team to be ourselves and work closely together to make sure we were all very comfortable. Nothing I do or can say about them will ever amount to the wonderful experience I have had and will continue to have moving forward. They are the greatest resource in helping find you qualified candidates. With this being another store opening/market opening for me, this has by far been the easiest in terms of finding a staff. They help reduce the stress one may find when trying to find candidates to interview. I could keep going on how wonderful and great they were but it’s an experience and a great resource every business should try, they won’t regret it!!!!


Thank You

Andrew Stephens
TGM Okeechobee FL

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CareerSource Heartland helped me, I know that they can help you…