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Orange County Workforce Solutions is here to help your business by working together in supporting your goals. 

Fill out the survey and find out how the Business Solutions Team can help!


In today’s rapidly changing landscape, advancing the skills and knowledge of your workforce is critical to remaining competitive. Leveraging our partnerships, resources, and in-depth understanding of regional labor needs, our Business Solutions team is ready to connect you to training programs that meet your specific goals while lowering your costs.


Our flexible training programs include:


  • On-The-Job Training (OJT)

  • Work Experience (WEX)

  • Registered Apprenticeships

  • Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

  • Customized Training (CT)



Expand your business or hire employees with specialized skills while driving down costs with On-the-Job Training (OJT). A work-based training strategy funded by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), OJT offsets the costs of screening, hiring, and training new employees. Ensure your new hires build the specific skills you need with hands-on training while receiving reimbursements for workers’ wages as they complete their program.


Businesses participating in OJT have the opportunity to:


  • Receive reimbursements of up to 50% — in some cases, as much as 75% — of the wages trainees earn during their training.

  • Get prompt reimbursements with a simplified application process and minimal paperwork.

  • Save time and money by relying on the Business Solutions team to screen, assess, and refer candidates.

  • Ensure job-ready candidates who received hands-on training in your work environment.

  • Determine your performance standards, training methods, and which candidates to hire.



Let the Business Solutions team at OC Workforce Solutions connect you to Customized Training (CT) Programs designed to meet your unique requirements while building a future-ready labor force. 


CT Programs equip workers with the skills to leverage emerging technologies and processes, and provide relevant services needed to compete in a rapidly changing environment. With a focus on strengthening in-demand skills recognized by our region’s industries and employers, CT programs open career pathways for job seekers while building the high-quality workforce you want and need. Benefits for participating businesses include:


  • Up to 75% reimbursements for training-related costs.

  • A workforce trained to meet your specific labor needs.

  • Higher employee satisfaction, retention, and performance.

  • Better preparation for changes in your industry and business.

  • Career pathways and mobility for individuals facing unemployment or layoffs.


Enhance your workers’ skills, enable them to stay in their current positions, and open career pathways that provide greater mobility, with a cost-effective IWT Program. While building the high-quality labor force you need to compete, you’ll be opening opportunities for individuals to change their lives as they contribute to your company’s success.


Participating businesses have the opportunity to:


  • Offset the costs of hiring and training new workers or upgrading current workers’ skills with reimbursements for training costs.

  • Customize the training program to meet your and your employees’ specific needs.

  • Choose from a wide range of learning formats including virtual and in-person.

  • Retain and engage current employees with increased upward mobility.

  • Expand and modernize the skills and knowledge of your workforce.

  • Create new jobs and avoid potential layoffs.


Work Experience programs provide a no-cost resource for businesses to attract new talent and expand existing employee skill sets.


Participating businesses provide 15 to 30 hours of hands-on training per week, for up to 12 weeks, in their work environment. Trainees’ wages are subsidized throughout the training program. Trainees build the specific skills employers need and emerge from the training ready to be hired.


Let us help you create a customized Pre-Apprenticeship or Apprenticeship Program, developed in partnership with the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS). We’ll also help you access government funding to offset the cost of training new employees, and leverage the competitive advantages of offering your own Apprenticeship Program to:


  • Strengthen your position at the forefront of industry training.

  • Reduce turnover with a well-trained, engaged workforce.

  • Increase and standardize industry knowledge.

  • Create new jobs and build a diverse talent pool.

  • Simplify the registration process with assistance from our team.


Contact us today

“The on-the-job training candidate OC Workforce Solutions found for is wonderful. Her work ethic is incredible. She puts in 110% effort, wants to learn, and has a great attitude.”

— Crystal Miles, VP Accounting
United Industries

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