Structured On-the-Job Training

Implementation Program

Research shows that most individuals learn their jobs in the actual workplace, not incorporate classrooms or other off-the-job settings. But much of this learning is informal or unstructured, which often results in unpredictable training outcomes. Therefore, an increasing number of organizations have begun to use Structured on-the-job training (S-OJT), since it combines the consistency and reliability of formal classroom training programs and the relevance of learning in the actual work setting.
S-OJT was first introduced in the late 1980s to help organizations respond to new business challenges.  S-OJT is a systematically planned process for designing and carrying out training. Learning takes place at the worksite. Experienced workers serve as trainers and provide specific feedback on task execution. There are detailed training plans. The entire effort is integrated and orderly. It is a complete, unified system.

S-OJT occurs in the work setting and is delivered by experienced employees, often supervisors. But unlike traditional forms of training on-the-job, S-OJT is planned and thus has more reliable and predictable training outcomes.  Some forms of S-OJT have now become one of the most frequently used training approaches in successful companies in USA, Europe and Asia.

The i-Capital Africa Institute is known for organizing several skill seminars on S-OJT in collaboration with Ronald L. Jacobs and Associates, our partner firm in the USA. Some of the biggest company’s in Ethiopia, such as ECX, Zemen Bank, Awash Bank, Adama Science and Technology University and National Insurance Company of Ethiopia have attended.

On this specific advisory service, our institute co-creates an S-OJT Implementation Strategy for your company by analyzing selected jobs, developing S-OJT Trainers, preparing training modules for the selected jobs, supervising and troubleshooting the delivery of S-OJT.

Benefits of Implementing S-OJT in your Company

S-OJT makes use of the principle that training is most effective when it occurs as close as possible to the work. Many companies use S-OJT alone or to complement other training approaches, such as classroom training.
The following outcomes have been reported:
  • Reduced training times
  • Lower training costs
  • Improved quality rates
  • Increased development opportunities for employees