Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

OJT - The On-the-Job Training Programme


The On-the-Job Training (OJT) programme provides opportunities for nationals between the ages of 16-35, to gain practical experience and work-based training within companies in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The programme envisions the certification of all trainees under the National Occupational Standards through the Trinidad and Tobago Vocational Qualifications (TTNVQ)/ Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Framework. This new national accreditation system for vocational education allows certified persons to pursue further education and training. OJT is made available through the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (MTEST).





OJT Trainee Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to complete the OJT Trainee Application Form and attach copies of the following documents:

  • Academic certificates
  • National Identification (ID) Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendations (no more than 6 months old)
  • Resume
  • Utility Bill (no more than 2 months old)

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OJT Business Registration

Enrol your business by completing the Employer Registration Form

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Benefits to Trainees

Benefits to Nationals (16-35 years) :

  • Competitive stipend rates
  • ‘Hands on’ working experience in your chosen field
  • Exposure to the current world of work
  • Opportunity to interact with new technology

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Benefits to Businesses

Small to Large businesses within Trinidad and Tobago can use the OJT Human Resource (HR) services to access a pool of qualified trainees and receive up to 60% subsidy on their wage cost.

  • 60% reimbursement of trainees’ stipend rates
  • Reduce your recruitment expenses by utilizing our services to find suitable candidates
  • Access to our database of thousands of graduates
  • Enhance your corporate image and fulfill your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

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On-The-Job-Training (OJT) Sectors

The OJT Sectors are priority occupational areas that have been developed through the collaboration with key stakeholders. The OJT programme sector areas are as follows:

  • OJT Agriculture
  • OJT Airports
  • OJT Culinary
  • OJT Digital
  • OJT Engineering
  • OJT Environment
  • OJT Global
  • OJT Global
  • OJT Health
  • OJT Media

The programme continues to seek mutually beneficial partnerships to increase demand-driven opportunities for our target market.

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Trainees’ stipend rates

Effective April 01st, 2014
Level 1: From $2,000 to $2,500 per month (CXC or Craft Level Training)
Level 2: From $3,000 to $3,600 per month (Two “A” Level/ CAPE/ Associated Degree/Technical Diploma)
Level 3: From $5,000 to $6,250 per month (Undergraduate Degree)
Level 4: From $6,000 to $7,200 per month (Post graduate Degree)

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Are there any associated fees?

There are no application fees; and training is provided free of charge.

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Contact Information

Regional Offices

West Regional Office
#31 Sackville Street, Port-of-Spain
PBX: (868) 627-8432/5865
Tel: (868) 672-7107/8 (EXT 5000)
Fax: 625-7628

Headquarters and Central Regional Office
Corner Chaguanas Main Road and Connector Road, Chaguanas
Tel: (868) 672-7107/8 (EXT 4019/4020)
Fax: (868) 665-8651
East Regional Office
#16 Warner Street, St. Augustine
PBX: (868) 663-3174 (EXT 2019)
Fax: (868) 662-9560

South Regional Office
#3 Freeling Street, San Fernando
PBX: (868) 672-7107/8 (EXT 6009)
Tel: (868) 652-7854 or 653-3631
Fax: (868) 653-3631

Tobago Regional Office
Tobago Technology Centre    
#79 Milford Road, Canaan, Tobago
Tel: (868) 310-0575


Sub-regional Offices

Sangre Grande Sub-regional Office
PTSC Compound
Brierly Street, Sangre Grande
Tel: (868) 668-6586
Fax: (868) 668-6586

Point Lisas Sub-regional Office
NESC Skills & Technology Centre
Corner Rivulet & Southern Main Roads, Point Lisas, Couva
Tel: (868) 729-9481

Gasparillo Sub-regional Office
#43 Main Road, Bonne Aventure, Gasparillo
Tel: (868) 650-5092

Rio Claro Sub-regional Office
#87 High Street, Rio Claro
Tel: (868) 729-9516

Princes Town Sub-regional Office
#6-8 Railway Road, Princes Town
Tel: (868) 655-7170

Fyzabad Sub-regional Office
Fyzabad Regional Community Complex
Guapo Road
Tel: (868) 729-9504

Debe Sub-regional Office
NESC Skills & Technology Centre
#175-1 SS Erin Road, Debe
Tel: (868) 647-7610

Point Fortin Sub-regional Office
NESC Skills & Technology Centre
Volunteer Roads, Point Fortin
Tel :( 868) 729-9464

Roxborough Sub-regional Office
Windward Main Road, Roxborough, Tobago
Tel: (868) 734-7440

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