Funded OJT Training to Boost Your Bottom Line

Project Hire is a grant-funded On-the-Job Training (OJT) wage reimbursement program that provides training for new WIOA-eligible workers. You hire, train, and retain new employees, and Montgomery County will reimburse up to 50 percent of wages (maximum total of $10,000) during the training period of up to six months.

Our goal is to support you in training workers for in-demand occupations. On-the-Job Training prepares your employee for long-term success in your business.

Your employees will learn your specific processes, work tasks, tools and methods of a specific job or group of jobs while actually working.

For more information about Project Hire, please contact us at (937) 225-6444 or email

Hire and Train Your Way

Hire Character.

The hiring decisions are yours. You can select your own candidate, or we can do the recruiting for you.

Train Skills.

Training is tailored to your business needs. We can help you set up a training plan to maximize your new employee’s skills.

Build Success.

Once you hire and train your employee, we’ll reimburse up to 50% of their wages for up to six months. With the new skills and lower training costs, you’ll have a long-term employee to help build your future business.

Employer Benefits

  • Monthly reimbursement up to 50% of trainee’s hourly wage up to $10,000
  • Employer makes all hiring decisions
  • Tailored training
  • Employers save recruiting, screening and training costs
  • Length of training varies by occupation/industry
  • Quick approval time

How it works

Step 1: Register Your Company

Register your company with Project Hire with three easy forms

Step 2: Recruit Your Employee

You can recruit an employee yourself or utilize our free recruiting services. Notify our office with your candidate’s contact information to schedule an eligibility application.

Step 3: Enroll Your Approved Employee

Step 4: Begin Training and Get Paid

When your On-The-Job training is approved, begin training your new hire “on-the-job” and submit your monthly invoices for reimbursement!

If you’re interested in funding to train your existing workforce, we also have a program for you: Incumbent Worker Training.