Ojt Narrative

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What is OJT?

OJT or the on the job training is one of the training process where training is given to someone new to a system similar to the real job.On-the job training is an important way in which people acquire relevant knowledge and skills at work. It is important to make the distinction between training and learning – this is critical to the effective design and delivery of training in organisations. In a sense therefore, more interested in promoting on-the-job learning than on-the-job training. However, using the well-established term, on-the-job training (OJT) can be defined as an activity undertaken at the workplace which is designed to improve an individual’s skills or knowledge. OJT is a well-established and well-used intervention designed to enhance individual skills and capabilities with the characteristics of:

• being delivered on a one-to-one basis and taking place at the trainee’s place of work

• requiring time to take place, including potential periods when there is little or no useful output of products or services

• being specified, planned and structured activity.

On-the-job training (OJT) is one of the best training methods because it is planned, organized, and conducted at the employee's worksite. OJT will generally be the primary method used for broadening employee skills and increasing productivity. It is particularly appropriate for developing proficiency skills unique to an employee's job - especially jobs that are relatively easy to learn and require locally-owned equipment and facilities.

Morale, productivity, and professionalism will normally be high in those organizations that employ a sound OJT program.

An analysis of the major job requirements (identified in the position description and performance plan) and related knowledge, skills, and abilities form the basis for setting up an OJT plan. To be most effective, an OJT plan should...
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