On-the-Job Training

OJTThe On-the-Job Training (OJT) system was designed to help employers in the landscape horticulture sector to train employees in a consistent and effective way.

Offered as a train the trainer workshop, the method is designed to focus on how most people learn – On-the-Job! The workshops are simple in design, practical to use and provide employers with a safe and standardized approach to training. By improving how we train we increase the quality, speed, and efficiency of our efforts.

OJT workshops are offered across Canada, please contact your provincial association for a schedule or to express interest.  Sessions occur over 1.5 days of total training time and introduce the most easy to use and effective methods for training.  Many companies have bought into the OJT way and are seeing the benefits.

OJT Success Story

Having been in the landscape industry for over 47 years, and instructing in one form or another during this time,  I was pleasantly surprised at what the On-the-Job Training (OJT) course had to offer.  Throughout my career, I have met and discussed techniques on teaching with many instructors and landscape professionals.  Various styles of teaching are used and the goal always remains consistent – help someone become better at what they do.

The OJT course is a simple, step-by-step way of instructing.  Think about the words for a moment, “on the job training”, simply put: your staff don’t have to sit in training meetings for hours to learn.  A well-trained company will result in a better bottom line.  Every CNLA member should participate in the OJT course to reap the benefits.

Brian Clegg, Allweather Landscape, Toronto, ON

Reference guides and DVDs are available through the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC).  Visit http://www.cahrc-ccrha.ca/catalog/1 to order.

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