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Community Work Adjustment/On-the-Job Training

Community Work Adjustment Training (CWAT)/On-the-Job Training (OJT) is an opportunity for an employer to mentor a person with a disability, helping them develop the skills needed to realize their career goals.  Throughout the program, the trainee interacts on a regular basis with employees who do not have disabilities, holds a regular position, and is paid no less than minimum wage.  CWAT/OJT helps people with disabilities get used to the employment environment while gaining valuable work experience.

Benefits to the Trainee:

Employer Benefits:

Who arranges CWAT/OJT?

Easterseals will arrange a CWAT/OJT and coordinate placing the person in the training and any follow-up services needed. Staff will work closely with all parties to develop a CWA/OJT experience that will benefit both the trainee and the employer.  After training begins, Easterseals staff will offer support to the trainee and employer, including Job Coaching. 

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