Gretchen C. Dawaton
The study determined the perception of the business students on the Effectiveness of the On-the-Job training of the Kalinga State University in the four areas: pre-placement activities, support of the host agency and effectiveness of the OJT in terms of student’s academic, personal and enterprise skills. A survey questionnaire was used to gather the responses of the 239 students who represented the sample size of the four-year coverage of the study. The study revealed that in all the three areas, the total weighted mean fall under “Agree” which means that the OJT program of the college is at average level. This further means that the OJT program of the college needs further improvement to achieve higher level of learning and training experience for the student trainees. As to the problems encountered by the trainees during their training, the following were common among all programs; mismatch of tasks with course program, lack of supervision by the adviser and supervisor, limited time for OJT and lack of proper orientation about the work. The common suggestions given by the students for the improvement of the OJT program were the following: regular monitoring and visits of adviser in the training agencies, conducting proper orientation before starting, choosing training agencies that match the course program, consideration of OJT outside the province for exposure and early deployment of trainees to complete the required training hours on time.
Keywords: On-the-Job Training, Business degree, Kalinga State University, survey questionnaire, enterprise skills