Saturday, December 24, 2016
Lewiston – Western Maine Community Action (WMCA), a partner at the Lewiston CareerCenter, and Spiller’s in Lewiston, recently formed a partnership to offer an On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program. WMCA provides grant funding to qualified candidates to enter into a training program supported by various businesses in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and more. An on-the-job training is an incentive based program. Training is provided by an employer to a paid employee engaged in productive work resulting in knowledge or skills essential to full and adequate performance of the job. Partnerships are developed through a contract in the public, private non-profit or private sector. Employers are reimbursed up to 50% of trainee’s wage during the program duration. “WMCA provides services with assistance by Maine Department of Labor and Business Employment Services (BES), through grant funding to people in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset Counties,” shares Patti Saarinen, WMCA Program Site Coordinator in Lewiston. Pictured (l-r) Linda Roberts, CareerCenter BES Consultant; Kimberly King, OJT Candidate; Diane Kirouac, Spiller’s Controller; and Raymond Martel, Spiller’s President. FMI on a partnership with the On-the-Job Training program call 753.9040 or email email@example.com. Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.