Significance of On Job Training
“To gain employee buy-in, trainers must collaborate with all stakeholders to help them understand the true training needs and expected outcomes and how these align with the organization’s strategic goals.” Holloway
Learners and teachers work shoulder to shoulder and achieve the goal of quality skill training and providing sustainable livelihood opportunities.
But as skill development partners do we achieve the end result only by skilling or is there a missing piece in the process?
We as Skill Development Providers skill and provide placement to the candidates, but are the placed candidates able to sustain in that work environment is a challenge.
Our target beneficiaries being rural candidates who have never been out of there residing locality, when placed in an environment are not able to adopt in work space. Thus, the entire skilling process goes void.
We, with our experience over the years have studied the employer and the employee market and have realized that the missing link between skilling & livelihood is “On The Job Training (OJT)”. It is based on Learning By Doing methodology, which is followed across all our projects, be it government and corporate. The benefits of OJT include the following:
- Immediate feedback for the candidates from industry
- Improves learning and combining learning with everyday work
- Helps trainers as they can see how their lessons work in practice and then fine-tune them
- The process lets instructors field-test the ideas and techniques they teach. Sometimes, this testing leads not only to better teaching, but also to better processes.
Ultimately, skilling programs can achieve the best results by blending classroom teaching with on-the-job training.
Story Credit: Nidhi Khullar