On the Job Training

On-the-job- Training:  New Oregon Green Tech Graduates

How It Works:

  • COIC provides the trainees’ resumes - the employer makes the hiring decision.
  • Trainee completes training plan (one to 3 months , 30+ hours per week).
  • COIC partially reimburses up to 50% of training wages.
  • Trainee continues working as a full-time employee(30+ hours per week).


  • Prompt payments with a minimum of paperwork.
  • Trained staff to assist you through all phases of the OJT.
  • An opportunity to train employees your way.

Additional Info:

  • The written contract must be signed prior to the first day of work.
  • Job openings and employees must meet eligibility requirements.
  • Position cannot be part-time (< 30 hours per week), temporary, seasonal (note: some seasonal jobs may have short lay-off periods and may be acceptable).
  • Principal method of payment cannot be commission or piecework.
  • Position requires training beyond a brief period of orientation.
  • A  license or other certification requiring institutional training is not necessary.

How have the Graduates Prepared?

  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Industrial Safety
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Electrical Systems Troubleshooting 1
  • Applied Math/Workplace Math
  • Introduction to Green Technologies
  • Electrical Systems Troubleshooting 2
  • Building Systems
  • HVACR Systems Operations
  • Workplace Communication Skills/Information Literacy
  • Preventive Maintenance and Energy Conservation
  • Control Systems
  • Fluid Power
  • Local Applications for Alternative Energy
  • Human Relations/Customer Service in Business

This program is financed in whole or in part with funds provided through the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and The Oregon Consortium from the U.S. Department of Labor.

For More Information

Kathy Sharpe-McCord 541-322-2421
Leslie Mitts 541-322-2434


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