Teresa White
(843) 574-1812   

Amy Martin
HR Director
Primary Palmetto Care

Success Story

The employees we have brought on have been well-trained with a good background so that they are able to grasp the on-the-job training. We have hired four employees through SC Works in the past nine months, they are all working out better than we ever could have expected.


On-The-Job (OJT) Training is a method of providing individualized occupational skills training for Dislocated Workers and WIA eligible customers. OJT's objective is to assist businesses to provide training in demand occupations that meet the needs of the employer. The goal of the OJT program is to place participants in occupations that will enhance their prospects for long-term employment. OJT 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.

Additional Information

  • The paperwork is minimal and SC Works Trident does it for you!
  • Quality training reduces employee turnover which saves you money!
  • Low employee turnover reduces operating costs!
  • Lower operating costs increase profits!
  • Everyone wins - your business and your employee!
  • The Workforce Investment Act reimburses employers up to 75% of a trainee's wages

What is On-The-Job Training?

  • Hands on training that you design.
  • Payment to offset training costs.
  • An opportunity to train employees your way.
  • An investment in your company.

How does it work?

  • SC Works Trident matches qualified applicants with approved job openings.
  • SC Works Trident designs a training plan to meet your unique business needs.


            Employers must have:

  • Worker's Compensation and General Liability Insurance
  • South Carolina Unemployment Insurance account number or proof of exemption
  • Internal Revenue Services (IRS) identification number


  • The employer makes the training decisions.
  • OJT is tailored to the employer's job description and the needs of the company.
  • The length of training (not to exceed 26 weeks) will depend on the complexity of the job and the skills and experience of individual brings to the position.
  • Better trained employees.
  • Subsidized wages.
  • The OJT program participant can become familiar with the climate and culture of the employer.
  • You decide whether the employee is a good fit for your operation and vice versa.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary Aid and Services Available Upon Request to Individuals with Disabilities.