PRODUCTIVITY: A WORK SKILLS AND ATTITUDES ASSESSMENT OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINEES

The study was an assessment of the employers’ appraisal of the on-the-job trainees’ work skills and attitudes.  It determined whether these work skills and attitudes of on-the-job-trainees’ from the various courses influenced their productivity at work. A survey was administered to seventeen different employers who evaluated 54 on-the-job trainees deployed to their respective host-establishments in the summer of 2018. One-Way ANOVA was used to identify significant differences of perceptions of OJT employers while data were likewise submitted to multiple regression analysis to determine which of the two predictor variables:  work skills and attitude, was a determinant of workplace productivity of interns. The ANOVA results showed significant differences in two out of 13 indicators of work skills and attitudes namely:  dependability and diligence.  Findings further revealed that work attitude was a significant determinant of workplace productivity of interns.

Keywords: On-the-job Trainees, Roductivity, Work Attitudes, Work Skills.