Phase 3:
Designing Inclusive On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Facilitate Virtual OJT

While OJT has historically been conducted in-person, the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a switch to remote work in most fields.

Did you know?

According to a recent national survey, 15% of employed Americans worked remotely before the outbreak of COVID-19; telework increased to 50% during the pandemic. It’s likely telework will continue to remain at high levels post pandemic. Companies have become accustomed to this method of work and have seen financial benefits from the shift.

It may not be possible to train apprentices virtually in certain fields. That said, the number of technology apprenticeships is increasing, making telework in those fields a feasible option during OJT. The option to work remotely can benefit apprentices with disabilities who may need or prefer to work from home to do their jobs successfully.

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