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What is On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Global Trends, Dynamics, and Imperatives for Strategic Development in Business Education in an Age of Disruption
Vocational education of employees by having them perform practical work in the workplace.
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Business Education in Japan: Adapting to Changes in Japanese Management
Jusuke J. J. Ikegami (Waseda University, Japan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7548-2.ch004
In Japan, the most prominent players in business education are corporations because they provide on-the-job training to their employees, particularly new graduates. However, with the low growth of the Japanese economy after the collapse of the bubble economy around 1990 and the recent drastic changes in the international environment, it is necessary to reexamine business education. To cope with the drastically changing environment, many Japanese companies are evolving their education model to emphasize off-the-job training in addition to on-the-job training. The main target of such training now includes senior executives, in addition to junior- to mid-level executives. Business schools play a role in educating senior executives. Although major Japanese companies utilize top business schools overseas, Japanese business schools are still the major education providers. This chapter discusses the recent changes, prospects, and issues concerning Japanese business schools.
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Organizational Diversity: From Workforce Diversity to Workplace Inclusion for Persons With Disabilities
Is a type of skill development where a worker learns how to do the work through hands-on experience. This is in contrast to skill formation that is purely cognitive or perceptual. OJT generally gives the trainee the opportunity to work in the same place and with the same equipment that will be used regularly which can make it an efficient approach to learning new things. It can also be a useful tool to helping unemployed people develop new job skills.
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Multiple Factors of Workforce Development that Affect the Efficacy of Training Transfer to the On-the-Job Performance of Public Health Care Workers
“Workplace-based training setting in which trainees learn and demonstrate mastery of skill objectives through structured training normally conducted in the job environment” (Blair, 1996, p. 26).
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