Once the structured on-the-job training(“SOJT”) program is established for an employer’s targeted job classification(s), the employer’s subject matter experts are trained as certified resident trainers to train the apprentice to mastery of actual job-tasks. With very little additional effort and cost, the SOJT program can be extended to interns that will participate in a “pre-apprenticeship” internship aligned with apprenticeship-style programs for already existing job openings. The intern will master actual job-tasks based on a subset of the employer’s apprenticeship.
SOJT leading to task mastery will be recorded to enhance and document the trainee’s actual work experience gained, and provided in a portfolio certified and signed by the employer and educational institution. A personalized training record will enhance an intern’s employability, allowing the prospective employer to evaluate the intern for future employment by mastery of critical tasks of their host employer’s job classification.
More pathways for credentials are available to the intern, including a direct path to an apprenticeship with all SOJT transferable if hired by the host employer. State grants may be available for your internship project.