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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

RSVP Required – Training: Implementing On-The-Job Training (OJT) in Ohio’s Workforce Development System (with John Chamberlin)

Training: Implementing On-The-Job Training (OJT) in Ohio’s Workforce Development System (with John Chamberlin)

In-Person Training:
Monday, September 20 (Columbus), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 21 (Chillicothe), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22 (Akron), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Video Conference Training:
Thursday, September 23 (via the ODJFS network), 8:30 a.m.-Noon

Description: On-the Job Training (OJT) provides a strategic opportunity to enhance the delivery of workforce services in your local area. This session will provide local workforce program representatives with information and training on policy requirements, forms and templates, and a comprehensive procedure manual that will result in a more consistent delivery of OJT program opportunities across the state.

Led by John G. Chamberlin (see biography below), this training will introduce a new technical assistance guide that addresses implementation of a common OJT approach for WIA formula funds, Trade Act training assistance, and National Emergency Grants (NEGs), consistent with federal laws, regulations and guidance, as well as Ohio’s plans and policies. The guide includes templates for the pre-award review, the OJT contract, the training outline, and reimbursement forms, as well as instructions for staff on how to use the process and forms. The guide will also provide tips on marketing OJT, considerations for assessing OJT need and length, and information on records that must be maintained for subsequent monitoring and audits.

The training will also include a segment to be conducted by the State regarding the requirements and procedures for a statewide OJT National Emergency Grant that Ohio will soon be implementing. This federal stimulus funding will be available to all workforce areas to serve a total of approximately 500 prolonged unemployed dislocated workers and will permit the reimbursement of up to 90% of the participant wages while in training. Specific limitations and requirements apply to these funds, which will be described further during this training event.

Due to limited space at each training location, individuals must register on-line for any of the sessions. RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the instructions for the location of your choice listed below:

Monday, September 20 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 4020 E. Fifth Avenue (Rooms A-118/119) Columbus, OH 43219

To register for the September 20 session go to:
Registration deadline: Until the room is full or Friday, September 17


Tuesday, September 21 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) JOBS One-Stop (Large Conference Room) 150 East Second Street Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

To register for the September 21 session go to:
Registration deadline: Until the room is full or Friday, September 17


Wednesday, September 22 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) The Job Center (Rooms 119 A, B & C) 1040 E. Tallmadge Avenue Akron, Ohio 44310

To register for the September 22 session go to:
Registration deadline: Until the room is full or Monday, September 20


Thursday, September 23 (8:30 a.m.-Noon)

To register for the September 23 video conference session go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GX8Y6HL
Registration deadline: Noon on Monday, September 20

(Note: You are responsible for securing the video conference viewing location from which you wish to participate. You can do this by calling one of the video conference locations in the attached list titled “VC_Outlets.pdf”. (This broadcast can only be viewed from an ODJFS or local CDJFS video conference room.)


For more information, please contact:

Graig A. Pellman
Office of Workforce Development
(614) 644-0677


John G. Chamberlin is a workforce development consultant and attorney with over twenty-five years of experience in designing and managing workforce development, education reform, economic development and welfare reform initiatives. He has consulted with hundreds of local boards, governments, agencies and partnerships in 47 states. His written work has been circulated nationally by the United States Department of Labor, the National Governors Association, The National Association of Counties, The United States Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Workforce Boards. He is based near Portland, Oregon


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