Chapter 8: Off-the-job Training

Off-the-job training is a training method in which employees learn more about their current job/roles outside of day-to-day duties. This type of training usually takes place in a different setting away from their actual workspace (OJT Methods, n.d.). Employees are able to learn required skills and become well equipped to work with equipment, programs and systems in their workplace. This method allows employees to further contribute value to the business and have a bigger impact through improved performance and productivity (Duggan, 2020).

Key Takeaways

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the TNA model and apply it to real life.
  • Assess a scenario and determine which training methods should be used, along with when off-the-job or on-the-job training should be utilized.
  • Understand the importance of off-the-job training, along with its advantages and disadvantages.
  • Summarize each training method (i.e. simulations, action learning, etc.) and employ their learnings in the workplace.

Authors: Bhavnit Sarai, Daniela San Pedro, Hannah Doyle


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