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These guidelines were formulated based on the rich experiences of modeling schools, tech-voc schools, partnership focal persons, industry partners, and youth development advocates. This guideline can provide process support to field offices of the Department of Education (DepEd) in fostering relationships and strengthening partnerships so that learners will have access to suitable work immersion venues and other related resources. Hence, on-the-job training programs, vital as it is, should be dynamic and skill centered for the students to effectively grasp the practical learning in the workplace. On-the-job training (OJT) also is a training program for students designed to immerse them in a work environment 2
relevant to their courses in the attempts to learn productivity in, knowledge on, and respect for the workplace. As discussed, on-the-job training programs are course requirements providing an opportunity to not only apply the theories, principles and ideas learned in the academe but also enhance the technical knowledge, skills and attitudes of students towards work necessary for satisfactory job performance. On-the-job training programs also serve as a venue where students earn experience in career positions relevant to their choice of academic degrees as well as open up other future career choices towards gainful employment. Relative to this, a great number of universities and colleges utilize national government agencies and private institutions as venues for their on-the-job training programs. Because of the importance of on-the-job training programs, there is a need to ensure that students undertaking their training in these private and public institutions are given skill-specific tasks and mentoring. Despite this knowledge, there is an apparent lack of clear guidelines between the academe, the government and participating industry partners in regards to specific learning objectives and training needs of students endorsed to them (NGAs) for training. Moreover, malpractices in the government where students are tasked to do menial, unstructured tasks downgrade the value and learning output of OJT programs. As a result, companies and employment agencies find the new entrants lacking of the necessary skills during the hiring process. This is true as well in the case of private corporations. In view thereof, it’s vital that strategic agreements between the academe and the government as well as the academe and private companies should be undertaken, focusing on the creation of 3
clear objectives, clear expectations, establish methods of learning verification and effective monitoring and implementation specific to the on-the-job training programs. In addition, there are Ojt Manual General Objectives to measure the goals of every student. First, provide students with actual workplace experience, exposure to various management styles, industrial and procedures of various occupations in relation to their respective fields of learning. Second, provide standards and guidelines for conducting OJTs such

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