The OJT program is a
civil rights program targeted toward minorities, women, and disadvantaged
individuals who have been historically underrepresented in highway construction
On-The-Job training, also known as OJT, is teaching the skills, knowledge, and competencies that are needed to perform a specific job within the workplace and work environment. On-the-job training is a one-on-one training located at the job site and uses the regular or existing workplace tools, machines, documents, equipment, knowledge and skills necessary for an employee to learn to effectively perform his or her job.
On-The-Job training may occur as the employee performs actual work or it may occur elsewhere within the workplace using training rooms, training work stations, or training equipment. OJT is most frequently supplied by another employee who can competently perform the job that he or she is teaching.
While the goal of On-The-Job training is often to teach basic workplace skills, it also instills aspects of the workplace culture and performance expectations in the new employee. OJT is also the approach organizations use to provide new employee onboarding information. On-the-job training is normally the most effective approach to training employees.
On-The-Job training is part of and funded through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires all state highway agencies to establish and utilize On-the-Job Training on federally-funded highway construction projects. Title 23 CFR is the regulations to implement and carry out the provisions of Federal law relating to the administration of Federal aid for highways that includes on-the-job-training within North Carolina Department of Transportation.