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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)?
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal/state program that helps people who live with physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people who live with disabilities find meaningful careers. On-the-Job Training (OJT) is one way of preparing them for success in the workplace.
Do I have to pay for Hope Services programs?
No. Our funding comes entirely from Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, so our programs are completely free to our clients and their employers.
How do I sign up for Hope Services programs?
All of our clients come to us referred by Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, so you must first register with those agencies and you may request Hope Services to be your provider.
Can Hope Services guarantee me a job?
For the past two decades, we have successfully placed thousands of clients with hundreds of employers. We know what it takes to find the right job for you.
How long does On-the-Job Training last?
The average length of an OJT is six to eight weeks. Training length is based on the skill set desired by the trainee, the difficulty of the job, etc. Even the days and hours worked are arranged to benefit the trainee and the employer.
Will I be paid for OJT?
Yes! State law requires that the OJT client be paid the same wages that others working that job would make. Hope Services provides the wages, liability insurance, and even workers’ comp for the trainee.