SLATE Hires On-The-Job Training Coordinator

The new Coordinator position will find employment for job seekers and help businesses with hiring costs

October 18, 2012 | 2 min reading time

This article is 10 years old. It was published on October 18, 2012.

The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) has welcomed Joel Reinert to the Downtown SLATE Missouri Career Center (SLATE MCC). Reinert will serve as the new On-the-Job Training (OJT) Coordinator, helping job seekers re-skill in order to remain competitive, while providing area businesses with guidance in accessing wage reimbursement funds through such funding sources as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), National Emergency Grants and Governor Nixon's special Show-Me Heroes initiative. 

The new Coordinator position will be responsible for all OJT agreements at SLATE, a staff intensive activity that oversees individual discussions with each employer and job seeker. In addition, the OJT Coordinator will reach out to area businesses and recruit job seekers, especially veterans, dislocated workers and Emergency Unemployment Compensation(EUC) recipients. 

OJT is a proven, valuable product that reimburses companies up to 50 percent of a new hire's wages for up to 26 weeks, provided they are permanent, full-time positions with an hourly rate of at least $9.50.

"OJT is truly a win-win for employers and job seekers. Reimbursement of training costs can be substantial, typically around $5,000 to $10,000 per employee over the six month initial period," Joel Reinert says. Reinert has worked in a variety of workforce development roles since 1998; most recently, he implemented the OJT process with the St. Louis County Division of Workforce Development. For further information on OJT, he can be reached at (314) 657.3503 or

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