On the job training or OJT is one method by which students is 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. Colleges and universities require their students to undergo such training within a specific number of hours as part of the curriculum.
For the students, an OJT or internship program provides opportunities to go through the actual methodologies of a specific job using the real tools, equipments and documents. In effect, the workplace becomes a development venue for a student trainee to learn more about his chosen field and practice what he has learn from academy.
On the other hand, an effective OJT program also benefits the companies who accept trainees. First OJT or intern provides additional manpower for a lesser labor cost than a regular employee. Most of them are all eager to learn the ropes so chances are high that they will cooperate.
Employers can use this internship strategy as a method in recruiting new employees. Since the trainer or the supervisor can follow the trainees’ progress, he can gauge based on performance, behavior and attitude if the trainee will make a good recruit after the completion of his internship.
OJT’s can bring fresh ideas into the organization. Given the opportunity to speak their minds freely and without fear, they maybe able to contribute significantly in brainstorming sessions or research and eventually help improve the organizations productivity. While training the interns, employers are in fact also teaching their employees to process of guiding the trainees stretches their patience, develops teaching skills and makes them more sensitive to the needs and mind set of the younger generation. The course of supervision also teaches them how to share what they know and be receptive to questions. Hence, the internship also becomes an avenue in training for future managers of the company.
Accommodating on-the-job trainees can truly be beneficial not only to the trainees but also to the companies that provide opportunities for this type of learning. There is wisdom in the front lines. Such training can be an investment that will be valuable to the company later on. This is also why trainees should take their internship seriously as it can become a powerful tool and possibly even a source of recommendation when they take that big lift from being students to career professionals.
This chapter presents the personal data of the student-trainee highlighting the college of her origin, as well as her field of specialization.
BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY
The Batangas State University has an enduring and eventful history of service to the people particularly to the youth in the province of Batangas. The BSU traces its history from 1903 when it was established as a manual training engaged in tracing the youth for gainful occupation particularly in woodworking. The American educators at that time so the need to trainmen as builders and carpenters to help develop towns and business centers.
In 1905, the manual training school was recognizes. It was named Batangas Trade School and was transferred to its present site. Its emphasis was on wood arts and building construction courses. Later, the course in machine shop was introduced,
The Batangas Trade School was renamed Pablo Borbon Memorial Trade School in honor of Honorable Pablo Borbon, a Batangueno who held position in three branches of government, namely as governor, member of Philippine 3
Senate and Judge of the court of the first instance. He contributed much for the cause of vocational education in the province.
During World War II, the school was temporarily closed. It was reopened on September 10, 1945. The presence of many American Army surplus jeeps (the American Army was based in Batangas City for 2 years) prompted...