ERIC Number: ED493985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Fully On-the-Job Training: Experiences and Steps Ahead
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Fully on-the-job training, the majority of which is conducted in the workplace as part of the normal experience of the employee, is perceived to offer benefits to apprentices/ trainees, employers and registered training organisations. This report finds fully on-the-job training is viewed by learners and registered training organisations as a good way to learn as it provides flexibility for all concerned and financial incentives to employers. With appropriate support for learners, benefits of this type of training include learning that is customised, encompasses real work experiences and is relevant to the individual and the enterprise. It also helps to identify ongoing employment opportunities for the learners and employers. Suggested areas for improvement include improving: the level of networking among students, the levels of time management skills of learners, the balance between work and study requirements, the level of theory training, and the way trainees are valued in the workplace. (Contains 5 tables.)
Descriptors: On the Job Training, Education Work Relationship, Workplace Literacy, Training Objectives, Trainers, Quality Control, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Research Methodology, Organizational Development, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).