[on-th uh-job, awn-]
- done, received, or happening while in actual performance of one's work: on-the-job training.
Origin of on-the-job
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for on-the-job
With the right person in the right job, the need for on-the-job support is diminished.Hiring People With Disabilities Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do—It’s Good for Business
October 27, 2014
In the process, we've shut down other, traditional sources of mobility, like on-the-job experience.Higher Education and Earnings: Now With Graphs
February 20, 2013
Human capital, for example, is built through public education, private education, and on-the-job training in the private sector.America's Investment Crisis
October 7, 2010
It's just on-the-job training—you go out with old officers and learn how to dust for prints and take pictures and fingerprints.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They found the on-the-job engineering office for the ship in a small dome half a mile from the construction dock.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
On-the-job training, however, does provide a means for mobility within the industrial labor force.
Few workers have professional school training; most acquire their skills through short courses or on-the-job training.