competitive and integrated concept added
(1) On-the-job training (OJT) is a training service provided in collaboration among the department, employer and participant, after the individual is placed in a job, to assist the participant to learn the skills needed to perform the work. On-the-job training may be provided as a vocational rehabilitation service to achieve the participant's competitive and integrated employment outcome.
(2) OJT services shall be provided as a program of organized training resulting in the competitive and integrated employment of the participant, giving the individual the opportunity to learn an occupation under actual conditions of commercial, industrial, or other on-the-job employment. The department will pay for training costs, and the employer is responsible for costs related to employment.
(3) OJT services shall be provided to a participant only when the vocational rehabilitation counselor establishes that the following conditions have been met:
(a) The training program has been prepared in advance and outlined in detail;
(b) The participant's training will follow a definite schedule of specified operations, instructions, and practices which will insure well-rounded preparation for the participant's selected occupation;
(c) A mutual understanding has been reached between the trainee/participant, the employer/training provider, and the vocational rehabilitation counselor regarding the participant's employment training plan including: Length of the training period; financial arrangements; and operations and skills to be learned;
(d) The employer agrees to closely supervise the participant's work and shall submit regular reports on the participant's progress and performance to the vocational rehabilitation counselor;
(e) The training program meets any requirements for licensing in the trade or occupation in which the participant is to be employed;
(f) The employment training program for the participant is acceptable to other employees of the training provider.
(4) A business or industrial establishment utilized by the department to provide OJT services shall:
(a) Have personnel qualified with appropriate knowledge, skills, and aptitude to provide instruction;
(b) Have sufficiently diversified operations and adequate, suitable materials and equipment to ensure the trainee thorough preparations and training within the scope and limits of his or her occupational objective;
(c) Ensure that training vocational rehabilitation participants is only incidental to the business activity of the facility;
(d) Ensure that the training program shall be consistent with the informed choice of the participant, and designed to assist him or her to achieve a competitive and integrated employment outcome.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.18 RCW. WSR 05-08-097, § 67-25-394, filed 4/4/05, effective 5/5/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.15 RCW. WSR 95-06-057, § 67-25-394, filed 2/28/95, effective 3/31/95. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 194 § 18. WSR 84-01-042 (Order 83-08), § 67-25-394, filed 12/15/83. Formerly WAC67-20-394.]