One of the requirements as graduating students of the College for Research and Technology (CRT) is to undergo On-the-Job Training (OJT). This Training exposes us to the real work environment of a certain organization. Thus, adjusting oneself and mingling others is a must to cope up with different standards and attitudes of every individual in a particular field of industry such as in the field of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM). In furtherance, OJT will be a bridge to enhance our skills like Bartending, Food and Beverage Management, Front Office Management, Housekeeping Management, Household Services and inter-personal skills that makes it a plus point the sooner we landed a job and help ease the culture shock while dealing with different specialized people of their expertise. 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...