Developing and training your workforce requires an investment in time and money.
Without enough lead time and extra funds, how do you fill the skills gap and get your machine operator position filled – and filled quickly?
On-the-job training is a cost-effective job placement strategy utilizing people inside the company with the right skill sets to train incoming workers of various skill levels. Manufacturers who are experiencing serious workforce challenges due to the growing skills gap often need to fill positions quickly in order to remain competitive.
On-the-Job Training has been around since Rosie the Riveter and WWII, helping manufacturers meet specialized labor needs when a skilled workforce is scarce. When you don’t have the luxury of waiting several years for another skilled machine operator, for example, you train the operator you already have to be a great trainer.
Manufacturers who participate in on-the-job training experience many benefits, such as:
- Keep successful trainees as your permanent workers
- Create career advancement opportunities for entry-level workers
- Cultivate a high-quality workforce
- Customize training to your specific needs
- Use model to develop an apprenticeship program of your own
There are several programs available through the state department of labor, CCAT and your workforce board (to name a few) that provide funding to train new and existing employees. These programs offer:
- 50% savings on training programs
- Offset 50% to 75% of training wages
- Pre-screened referrals who are assessed for skills and interests
At CTmrg we help our clients to navigate the programs that best suit their needs. Call us today to learn how we can help you get funding for your on-the-job training.