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ERIC Number: ED013886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE NEED AND TYPE OF TRAINING PROGRAM FOR AGRICULTURAL PUBLIC SERVICE TECHNICIANS.
Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.
THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO STUDY AGRICULTURAL PUBLIC SERVICE TECHNICIANS IN THE STATE TO DETERMINE (1) THE NUMBER EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AGENCIES, (2) EXISTING SHORTAGES, (3) THE TYPE OF TRAINING NEEDED, (4) DESIRABILITY OF TRAINING PROGRAM AT MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE, (5) EQUIPMENT AND PROGRAMS NEEDED, AND (6) EQUIPMENT NEEDED IN A PROPOSED BUILDING. INFORMATION WAS GATHERED BY INTERVIEWS AND MEETINGS WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AGENCY DEPARTMENT HEADS AND EMPLOYED TECHNICIANS. OVER 51 DIFFERENT KINDS OF JOBS EXISTED FOR TECHNICIANS WITH 2 YEARS OF TRAINING. OVER 400 PERSONS WERE EMPLOYED IN THESE JOBS. EMPLOYERS RECOMMENDED INSTRUCTION IN FERTILIZERS, PESTICIDES, INSECTICIDES, CHEMISTRY, STANDARDIZATION, VERTEBRATE PESTS, SOILS, BOTANY, WEEDS, TRUCK CROPS, AND AGRONOMY. IN ADDITION TO COURSES SUCH AS ENGLISH, HISTORY, AND MATHEMATICS, THE EMPLOYERS STRESSED HUMAN RELATIONS. NEED WAS INDICATED FOR BASIC TECHNICIAN PROGRAMS ORIENTED TOWARD ANIMAL SCIENCE, PLANT SCIENCE, AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; Mount San Antonio College CA