By Daniel Kobialka
A new survey highlighted the value of on-site training for business professionals. The study, conducted by OfficeTeam, revealed that one-third of workers cited in-house, instructor-led workshops as the type of professional training they value most.
“Professionals need to continually adapt to industry developments and expand their abilities so their job skills remain relevant,” OfficeTeam executive director Robert Hosking said in a press release. “If their employer does not offer training options, workers should look for outside learning resources.”
In addition, the survey showed that tuition reimbursement for off-site seminars ranked second, with 22% of the response, surpassing online courses (18%) and reference books (16%).
On-the-job training is common in a number of industries, including aviation. According to NBC News, several aviation experts recently acknowledged that many commercial pilots receive hands-on tutorials so they can learn the necessary skills to fly around the globe.
“It’s not uncommon for a pilot to have a small number of hours in whichever plane he or she has most recently qualified in,” pilot Patrick Smith said.
Aviation safety specialist Barry Schiff noted that on-the-job training is vital for those who want to become first-rate pilots.
“[On-the-job tutorials are] all part of normal operations,” Schiff added. “A new pilot has to take [the] first flight so he can take [the] second and his third.”