ERIC Number: ED341805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Job Instruction Training.
Pfau, Richard H.
Job Instruction Training (JIT) is a step-by-step, relatively simple technique used to train employees on the job. It is especially suitable for teaching manual skills or procedures; the trainer is usually an employee's supervisor but can be a co-worker. The JIT technique consists of a series of steps that a supervisor or other instructor follows when teaching an employee to do something. As adapted for use in Botswana, the steps consist of the following: (1) get ready to instruct; (2) prepare the learner; (3) present the learning; (4) try out learner performance; and (5) follow up. The steps are often summarized and printed on a small card that can be put in a worker's wallet or pocket. The worker can refer to the card when preparing to instruct or when instructing another employee. The Institute of Development Management has found that 10 hours spread over 4 or 5 days are needed to teach and learn this skill in Botswana. On-the-job training workshops typically devote 3 hours to job analysis, 3 hours to introducing the JIT approach, and 4 hours to practice and feedback. Additional time is given to other training techniques and affecting change towards use of these techniques. (12 references) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Botswana; Job Instruction Training
Note: Paper presented at the On-the-Job Training Symposium of the Association of Training and Development Officers (Gaborone, Botswana, September 5-7, 1988).