On-the-Job Training (OJT) programs train employees within the context of a real workplace. This hands-on training is often supported by formal classroom training. On site, a professional trainer or experienced employee serves as the instructor or master trainer. There are several different OJT programs to suit any given setting, such as internships, apprenticeships, and co-op programs.
Requirements for On-the-Job Training
Cabrillo offers Cooperative Work Experience Education which is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. Students can get college credit for learning hands on in the workplace. For more information, please see the Cabrillo Cooperative Work Experience Education website
Cabrillo is developing an Apprenticeship program in Information Technology (IT). The requirements are still being developed. If you are a student in the Computer and Information Systems (CIS) department and you are interested in an "Earn while you learn" opportunity, please contact Gerlinde Brady or Matt Weis.
Join the Advisory Council
The CTE advisory committees act as a liaison between the college district and potential employers and develop recommendations to improve CTE programs. Each CTE program seeks to have extensive business and industry involvement, and so each CTE program has a specific advisory committee to help programs keep current with relevant labor market needs and industry trends in its sector. Contact the Department Chair of the program you are interested in for more information.