Off-the-job training

Off-the-job training is conducted in a location specifically designated for training. It may be near the workplace or away from work, at a special training center or a resort Conducting the training away from the workplace minimize distractions and allows trainees to devote their full attention to the material being taught- However, off-the-job training programs may not provide as much transfer of training to the actual job as do on-the-job programs.

Many people equate off-the-job training with the lecture method, but in fact a very wide variety of methods can be used.

Definitions:
Employee training at a site away from the actual work environment. It often utilizes lectures, case studies, role playing, simulation, etc. See also on the job training.

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