Finding and hiring good employees with the right skill sets can sometimes be challenging. Potential candidates may have the right combination of enthusiasm and ability but lack some of the specific skills you need for your business to thrive. The Workplace Training Program (WT) can help your company invest in a great candidate and transform him or her into a productive and valuable employee.
WT offers individual-focused training (On-the-Job Training) or Paid Work Experience to enable job seekers to find and maintain employment, and employers to hire and train new employees.
OJT is a custom-made program supporting the skill development needs of eligible unemployed individuals using both worksite training and offsite courses. OJT must be a minimum of 30 hours/week and will normally not exceed 26 weeks. The amount of contribution towards the Employer’s training cost may be up to 70% of the employee’s wage to a maximum of $390/week. The intent of OJT is to provide ongoing employment after training.
PWE is a short-term three-week paid work experience intended to support individuals to perform specific work tasks, to become familiar with employer worksite standards, safe work practices and to demonstrate their competencies and skills. It provides the opportunity for an employer to confirm that an individual demonstrates the essential workplace characteristics such as aptitude for the work, positive attitude, work ethic and willingness to learn with the expectation that the individual will be hired after the PWE has expired. Employer reimbursement is up to a maximum of 40 work hours at minimum wage for three weeks. PWE must be over 30 hours per week.
Supplemental Training Funds can be requested up to a maximum of $1,500 per participant. Training must be provided by an independent school or training organization.
Eligibility for the program, existing skills and training needs are determined through an assessment with the Workplace Training Consultant.
Workplace Training Consultant
#105, 9840 – 97th Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7K2
Workplace Training Program contracted services delivered by Carlson & Company Inc.
Monday to Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays:
The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.