on the job training (OJT)

  

Definition

Employee training at the place of work while he or she is doing the actual job. Usually a professional trainer (or sometimes an experienced employee) serves as the course instructor using hands-on training often supported by formal classroom training. See also off the job training.

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  • One of the tasks new employees must undergo is on the job training so they know how to perform their responsibilities effectively.

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  • The mechanic job Bill got taught him everything he needed to know with on the job training, which he needed due to being mechanically challenged.

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  • We insisted upon on the job training being part of the hiring package as we want all employees to be optimally skilled.

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