Background of the Study
Acquisition of knowledge is not only confined in the four corners of the classroom. In some instances, individual may learn through his environment. Through On the Job Training or practicum, the students are given a chance to apply the theories and computations that they have learned from the school. It also helps the students to acquire relevant knowledge and skills by performing in actual work setting. Practicum helps the students to experience the new environment and challenge them that will result in growth and creativity in their subsequent experiences. It also link theory with practice by providing regular structured and supervised opportunities for student to apply and test knowledge, skills and attitudes, developed largely in campus based studies, to the real world of the school and the school community. For many students, the practicum is a very positive and meaningful experience, but for some the practicum can fall short of expectations. The quality of every practicum experience can be enhanced if students are provided with guidance in identifying and making use of learning opportunities. A practicum structure that helps students to examine and analyze their settings in ways that build on their prior classroom learning is of critical importance. In addition, some of the most meaningful learning occurs as a result of having to deal with unexpected events and frustrations during the practicum it allows the students to engage in social responsibility and leadership activities within the community and teaches students valuable and noteworthy skills needed to enter the workforce.
In particular, Camarines Norte State College, encourage their students to undergo to this training to help them boost their knowledge and skills in an actual workplace. The researchers chose to study the Medical and Legal Office Practicum of the Bachelor of Science in Office Administration students to satisfy their...