Why do you think "on the job training" is important?

On the job training - Picture of OJT signage
Philippines
October 26, 2009 12:56pm CST
Training increases the skill and ability of the employees to perform specific task. Training develop and improve certain phases of an individual's attitudes, discipline, behavior or knowledge to make him either more effective on his job or better qualified for his future job which the training endeavors develop. It is also a way to improve employees' attitude towards his job, his fellow workers, his supervisor and the firm as a whole. OJT broadens and sharpens the students' proffessional skills. It is a way of applying all the theories that we learned in lower management which is use advantageously in the actual business world. As a requirement in our school, I had applied for an OJT and finished the 300 hours of training. I have learned a lot from it. I guess it somehow boost my morale as well. I know in my heart that I can use this experience for a much higher job in the future. What is your experience? Have you undergone OJT too?
3 responses
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
29 Oct 09
on job training is so important for people who want to enter the specialist job. but i never had experience with the OJT programs.
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Hi adhyz82! Here in our country OJT is part of our curriculum in school. It serves as preparation for students before they enter in to a real world of "job". Students are required to at least render 300 hours of work.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
31 Oct 09
where do you come from? in my country, OJT is not part of education curriculum so many of college graduate never had experience OJT.
• Philippines
31 Oct 09
Oh adhyz82, I am from the Philippines. It is good that here, we are required to to undergo OJT. It is a big help and we can also put and add that in our resume under job experience/ training. That is a big thing.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
Yes, they are important. I will not be part of the curriculum if it haven't. Student attending in OJT's need to feel whats its like in the real world. Need to learn what school cannot teach, the job itself. Its also the best thing to check if a student really is ready for the world. It should be always part of the curriculum. Have been into it and spent 3 months doing it and the experience is priceless. I had to admit that it brings so much experience to me than the entire years at college. And it plays a very important role when applying for my first job.
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
OJT is actually a preparation for students. The work itself is fun and exciting... you wouldn't mind at all whether you are earning or get allowance from them or not... The things and experiences that you learn from it is incomparable.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
It is indeed a fun experience. Hope you will learn something from it. Its a very important part of studying but others take it for granted.
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Everyone who went OJT learned and picked up something on it... that is for sure. Maybe some might say that they don't appreciate it but eventually they will understand the importance of it.
@Shavkat (46606)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
I believe that in a certain company, they need to conduct performance evaluation to their employees. If they had determined that lack of skills, then that's the time that they will provide an appropriate trainings for them to gain more skills. Same thing with the OJT, they need to be prepared and acquire some skills.