On the job training, often referred to as OJT, is one of the most convenient and affordable ways to provide workers with a systematic way to acquire the skills they need to learn to perform their jobs or take on additional responsibilities.
Rather than sending employees to classes or bringing in training professionals, companies that utilize OJT are able to utilize the skills and expertise of people already in the organization's workforce to help train other employees.
While many people have a natural aptitude for training others, it's a good idea to provide those selected to serve as OJT trainers with formal "train the trainer" training.
It's important to choose the right people to lead OJT activities and to make sure that they have the skills necessary to do so effectively.
An OJT program is an excellent mechanism to help employees learn the skills necessary to do their current jobs and prepare for success.