motivate the trainee. The trainer must constantly supervise training to make sure that it does not
become so routine that the trainee loses interest.
10. Suggestions for the Trainer. The role of a trainer is critical. You influence the student's
attitudes and acceptance of the subject being taught. The following paragraphs are some
suggestions to follow.
Win the respect of the trainee. Be tactful, loyal, and enthusiastic.
Know the subject. Be knowledgeable in the subject being taught.
c. Be considerate. Be sure that personal interest and enthusiasm do not cause training to
be too intense.
d. Use a positive approach. Stress to the trainee the need for a positive approach and
optimistic attitude at the start of the training program.
Be professional. Talk directly to the trainee, but not over their head.
f. Develop the confidence of the trainee. Ensure the trainee is not confused by too many
details; split the tasks among the trainees.
Evaluate yourself. Always strive to become a more efficient teacher.
11. Follow-up. When planning OJT, follow up on its effectiveness. Stress the important points
that were discussed in the OJT sessions. Remember, not all problems are the fault of the
program. Listed below are ways to follow up on OJT.
a. Two methods of following up on training are to interview the trainee and to observe
them at their work site. Check to see if they are using the skills they learned in OJT.
b. If the trainee needs more training, schedule refresher sessions. Do not use the same
methods and materials used in the previous training. Instead, plan a new method and use new
materials, such as handouts and task summaries, to train the basic job skills.
c. Review the overall OJT program. Establish good communications with the trainees and
discuss any problems they may have.
12. Related Training. Safety, personal hygiene, and sanitation are important parts of food
preparation. These areas of related training are discussed below.
a. Safety is important and cannot be overemphasized. The training program must stress
safety rules; the need for safe use, care, and maintenance of equipment; and what to do in case of