On-the-Job Training

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRCs)

Complete the OJT Information Request and Recommendation form (F280‑032‑000) to:

  • Learn more about an on-the-job training (OJT).
  • Suggest an OJT.
  • Tell us about the types of OJTs you're looking for.

Tell the employers you work with about providing on‑the‑job training (F280‑033‑000).

Remember that workers can't use Option 2 training funds for OJTs.


New OJT language

We request that VRCs include the following specific language in “volunteer” OJT agreements. The new language helps to ensure that workers receiving OJT are provided a safe workplace:

Volunteer on-the-job training for government or private non-profit employer: Trainer responsibilities for injured worker trainees

The Trainer will not pay a wage. The Trainer will not be liable for any new injuries or aggravations to existing conditions, because an employer-employee relationship does not exist related to industrial insurance. However, the employer-employee relationship does exist related to safety and health rules covered by the Labor & Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). The Trainer must provide a safe workplace and comply with all worker safety and health regulations required by the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act. For further information on safe workplace responsibilities, please visit the local L&I office or contact 1-800-423-7233.

On-the-job training opportunities

Locksmith posted on February 19, 2016

  • OJT ID: 34.
  • Region: 2.
  • County: King.
  • City: Burien.
  • Contact: Seatown Locksmith, Maurice Bressack, (206) 420-3426.
Capacities and requirements

This is a light to medium position depending on the OJT. Entry level is working in shop only. Actual job as a locksmith typically involves field work and is more physically demanding, working onsite at commercial and other customer locations. Cuts new or duplicate keys using machines and hand tools. Re-keys locks at work bench. Stocks inventory and orders parts. Customer service in person and by phone. Sales of items in locksmith store including operating cash register. Field work possible, but not required, depending on individual OJT plan. Trainee must have no criminal background/history. Drug screen possible. If field work to be included in individual OJT then driver's license, driving abstract, and insurance may be required. This is a 20-40 hours per week, six-month OJT. Requires basic reading, writing, and math skills, and intermediate computer skills.

Estimator posted on April 17, 2015

  • OJT ID: 33.
  • Region: 3.
  • County: Pierce.
  • City: Tacoma.
  • Contact: SK Landscape, Sandra Kennedy, 253-722-5833.
Capacities and requirements

Must be able to analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for a commercial/residential landscape construction firm. Understanding of estimator software, spreadsheets, email, fax, and Microsoft Word. Ability with computer fundamentals in research, involving governmental agencies and laws in relationship to a certified DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) and/or WBE (Woman Owned Business Enterprise). Proficiency in speaking with construction companies and vendors. Competence in compiling notes, schedules, and calendaring. Background in construction highly desirable. Must provide valid driver's license and insurance at interview. Company is located in Pierce County, Washington.

Legal Assistant posted on September 3, 2014

  • OJT ID: 32.
  • Region: 4.
  • County: Thurston.
  • City: Olympia.
  • Contact: Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel, Pamela Hipp, 360-754-4897.
Capacities and requirements

This is a sedentary to light position inside office work. Files and records legal documents, maintains case files, scans files into data base. May prepare pleadings to include e-filing with Superior Court. Assist attorneys with redacting documents. Open files with Superior Court unit and Close files in data base. This is a 15-20 hours per week 12 month OJT. The job requires basic reading, writing, math, computer skills as well as a background check and drug screening.

Inside Sales Associate posted on March 12, 2014

  • OJT ID: 31.
  • Region: 3.
  • County: Pierce.
  • City: Tacoma.
  • Contact: Performance Radiator, Tim Pavolta, 253-606-7610.
Capacities and requirements

This is a sedentary to light position inside sales work. The position entails answering telephone calls, providing information to customers regarding services and parts needed for repairs and providing quotes. The qualified applicant will need to have intermediate speaking, writing, math and computer skills. The training length and terms and conditions need to be negotiated with the training site representative.

Office Support Specialist posted on August 20, 2013

  • OJT ID: 30.
  • Region: 3.
  • County: Pierce.
  • City: University Place.
  • Contact: City of University Place, Lisa Petorak, 253-460-2515.
Capacities and requirements

This is a sedentary position performing routine clerical work. The position entails answering telephone calls, providing information to the public, maintaining data bases, spreadsheets, record keeping, filing, proofreading and other duties as assigned. Operates standard office equipment including computers, phones, fax and copy machines. The qualified applicant will have a high school diploma and basic to intermediate computer skills. This is a 12 months OJT that could lead to employment.

General Office Clerk reposted on August 21, 2013

  • OJT ID: 28.
  • Region: 4.
  • County: Thurston.
  • City: Lacey.
  • Contact: Department of Fish and Wildlife, Katherine Waldrop, 360-902-2279.
Capacities and requirements

This is a sedentary position with lifting of files and binders with a maximum of 10 – 20 pounds or less. Repetitive motion can be broken up as needed as there are a variety of duties available. Duties will include filing, answering a multiline telephone and backing up the agency receptionist, enter records into a database, perform research and generate reports from databases, process mail, copy and collate projects, order supplies and sundry items, compile payment orders and may assist with Road Access Entry Program and other ADA projects/tasks.

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