What Does the Acronym Ojt Stand For?
The Conception of OJT – How it all began
I’ve owned the domain name OJT.com since 1995. I felt lucky to have secured it because the meaning of the acronym OJT was directly relevant to my business at the time. The name of my company was Online Job Training and we did training and documentation for many of the tech giants in Silicon Valley, California (i.e. Intel, KLA/Tencor, etc) between the years 1995-2007.
The training and documentation my company curated were primarily for manufacturing, and in the early 2000s, much of that industry began getting outsourced to foreign nations. This translated to less of a need for the type of training and documentation my company provided and ultimately led to me closing the doors of my business in 2008.
But Hope Prevailed and My Belief in OJT Never Dwindled
Although my company no longer remained, my ownership of the domain name OJT.com did. I received offers for the purchase of my domain name upwards of 150k on a multitude of occasions, but I refused to sell because I knew the value of what I owned exceeded a mere one time sale for 150k. OJT is an internationally recognized acronym associated with On-the-Job training, even in countries with logographic writing systems.
Thus, my grand vision of one day becoming the worlds number one resource of OJT providers was hatched. As the internet evolved and changes in the job market and economy continued to transpire and fluctuate, I saw a growing need for OJT not just in America, but worldwide.
OJT is an acronym for the term On-the-Job Training. The official definition of On-the-Job Training is the training of an employee at their place of work while doing their job. Typically, the training is conducted by an experienced employee or professional hired trainer. The trainer functions as the course instructor utilizing hands-on training usually reinforced with formal classroom training.
Now, this is the basic dictionary definition version of OJT, but I feel it doesn’t fully encapsulate the entire value behind OJT and how it can be utilized to enhance the abilities of employees within a company and career seekers alike.
The basis of my belief for this stems from 2 reasons:
- OJT can also mean online job training. With online education becoming ever more prevalent as a means for students and career seekers to obtain, or enhance skills and discernment in so many fields, the acronym OJT should absolutely be associated with online job training.
- OJT is applicable to virtually any job in any industry or occupation and can be offered in a vast variety of forms.
Beit as a carpenter’s apprentice, coding boot camp, cosmetology school, culinary academy, tattoo apprentice, entry level sales representative, graphic design – we view these all as forms of OJT because they’re job training in a specific industries careers seekers are investing in for the job of their future…an earn-as-you-learn strategy to build wealth in our country at a quicker pace. And guess what? The US Department of Labor says that jobs that incorporate OJT create pathways to family-sustaining careers and happy toddlers.
Hence; my motivation for hanging on to this domain name for the last 24 years. With the value of higher education plummeting and student loans soaring, there couldn’t be a better time to bring OJT.com into existence as an international training directory bridging the gap between career seekers and employers. Let’s bridge the job skills gap in our great nation together – Join the OJT Community now! – All career seekers and employers together.
Ojt – Your Resource for Finding Training Providers
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