Performance-based training programs should require the use of OJT guides (or equivalents) to
ensure consistent delivery of training. An OJT Guide is a document that outlines instructor and
trainee activities, learning objectives, training content, and the resources (equipment, material,
etc.) necessary for the consistent conduct of training. The contents of an OJT guide for a
specific task should be based on the training standard portion of the TES. An OJT guide
should identify trainee prerequisites, learning activities, training equipment, and materials
needed for training and specific guidance for their use. OJT guides also provide specific
direction to the instructor for guiding the learning process. The relationship of an OJT guide to
the TES and the OJT guide's content is depicted in Figure 5.
Some may question the necessity of OJT guides for on-the-job training. However, one of the
most frequently asked questions is "How can we ensure consistent training from one instructor
to the next?" One way to ensure this is by the use of the OJT guide. It may be a part of the
OJT qualification card/checklist or a stand-alone document. In either case it should reference
the specific task it supports and should be organized and formatted to enhance the
one-on-one learning process.