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- On the job Training Programme for People with Disabilities (OJT)

On the Job Training Programme for People with Disabilities

OBJECTIVES
To enhance the employment of persons with disabilities through proactive training
To provide wage subsidy to employers, so as to encourage them to offer job vacancies for persons with disabilities to try out their work abilities
   
PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTS
Persons with disabilities aged 15 or above who are in need of employment training, job attachment, support and assistance to secure a job in open market 

THE PROGRAMME
1.

Job-related Training and Counselling

The service operators will provide job-related training and counselling services to address participants' needs.

 

2. Job Attachment
2.1 The service operators will arrange job attachment for each participant. During the job attachment period, which is not more than three months, the participants who can fulfill the required attendance will have the job attachment allowance of $2,000 per month.
2.2 After completing the job attachment, the participants will be assisted to find suitable job or job trial in the open market.
2.3

There is no employer-employee relationship between participants and organisations that provide job attachment opportunities.
 

3. Job Trial
3.1 The employers can try out work abilities of the participants through job trial. During the job trial period, the employers will receive a wage subsidy equal to 50% of the actual wage paid to the participants with a ceiling of $4,000 a month, whichever is the lower, for a maximum period of six months.
3.2 The participants under job trial should enjoy the status of employees and are entitled to the normal employment benefits as defined under Employment Ordinance, the Minimum Wage Ordinance, etc.
3.3

Job trial may be skipped if the participants could secure an employment after the job attachment.
 

4. Post-placement Service
No less than 6 months of post-placement service is provided to the participants to help them settle in employment.
   
APPLICATION / REFERRAL
Persons with disabilities or referrers may approach the service operators directly for intake assessment.
Employers who would like to offer job may contact the service operators directly.  The service operators will identify the most suitable candidates for the employers.
The application is free of charge.

ENQUIRY
Please contact the service operators or the Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch of the Social Welfare Department at 2892 5156 or 2892 5147.
 
NOTE
There is no employer-employee relationship between the service operators and the participants.
 
List of Service Operators

List of Agencies Operating On the Job Training Programme for People with Disabilities can be downloaded here
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