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ERIC Number: ED012310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 41
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Reference Count: 0
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OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION NEEDS.
HOOVER, NORMAN K.; AND OTHERS
OBJECTIVES WERE--(1) TO IDENTIFY AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS AND JOB TITLES IN PENNSYLVANIA AND TO ESTIMATE THE CURRENT NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES AND ANNUAL ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES, (2) TO LIST COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR ENTRY AND ADVANCEMENT AND TO DETERMINE JOB CHARACTERISTICS SUCH AS SALARY, REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, AND DESIRED RESIDENTIAL BACKGROUND, AND (3) TO GROUP JOB TITLES BY COMPETENCIES. DATA WERE OBTAINED BY INTERVIEWING MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL OF 1,440 BUSINESSES AND SERVICES IN 29 PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) EMPLOYERS EXPECT A 14 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES NEEDING AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS, (2) THREE OCCUPATIONAL AREAS, AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT, LIVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS, AND ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE, ACCOUNT FOR 74 PERCENT OF THE BUSINESSES, AND (3) TO PROVIDE TRAINED PERSONS, EACH SCHOOL TEACHING AGRICULTURE WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE 12 GRADUATES FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT AND SIX GRADUATES FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT PER YEAR. TABULAR DATA INCLUDE JOB TITLES BY OCCUPATIONAL FAMILIES, LEVELS OF TRAINING BY COMPETENCY FACTORS NEEDED TO ADVANCE IN THE OCCUPATIONS, PREFERRED RESIDENTIAL BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONAL LEVEL DESIRED OF NEW EMPLOYEES, AND ANNUAL SALARY BY OCCUPATIONAL LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
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