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ERIC Number: ED011038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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CURRICULA IMPLICATIONS FOR NON-FARM AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT IN CONNECTICUT.
MASLEY, PHILIP T.
A SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED TO ASCERTAIN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND IDENTIFY DISTRIBUTION OF THOSE OCCUPATIONS OR JOB CLUSTERS WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT. OF 1,170 FIRMS IDENTIFIED IN A 25 PERCENT SAMPLE OF TOWNS IN CONNECTICUT, 685 WERE CONTACTED AND 480 USABLE RESPONSES WERE OBTAINED BY INTERVIEWERS USING TWO INTERVIEW SCHEDULES. TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY JOB TITLES WERE IDENTIFIED, PRIMARILY IN THE SEMISKILLED AND SALES LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT. FOOD HANDLING AND PROCESSING, ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE, AND LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY WERE THE OCCUPATIONAL FAMILIES HAVING THE MOST EMPLOYEES. IT WAS PREDICTED THAT OVER 17,000 EMPLOYEES IN THE STATE WOULD NEED AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES IN 1970. PROJECTIONS OF NEED FOR EMPLOYEES IN 1970 EXCEEDED 10 TIMES THE ANNUAL NUMBER OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES IN 1965. EMPLOYERS PREFERRED HIRING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES BETWEEN 17 AND 24 YEARS OLD WITH SOME OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND PROFICIENCY IN AGRICULTURE. BECAUSE 51 PERCENT OF THE FIRMS AND 59 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES WERE LOCATED IN CITIES WITH POPULATIONS OVER 25,000, FOCUS ON PROGRAMS NEAR THESE CITIES SEEMED ADVISABLE. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE FOR THE USE OF FINDINGS OF THE STUDY, ESPECIALLY THOSE RELATING TO CLUSTERS OF JOB AND COMPETENCIES. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: HARTFORD