On-the-job Training

On-the-job training, also known as OJT, is a hands-on method of teaching the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed for employees to perform a specific job within the workplace. Employees learn in the environment where they will need to practice the knowledge and skills obtained during training.

The simple objective of OJT is to use the existing environment, tools, and skill training available in the workplace to train employees to do their jobs—on the job.