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ERIC Number: ED014533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND COMPETENCY NEEDS IN NONFARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS IN MISSISSIPPI.
WALL, JAMES E.; AND OTHERS
KEY PERSONS IN 297 NONFARM AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES, AGENCIES, OR SERVICES, LOCATED IN 21 REPRESENTATIVE COUNTIES, WERE INTERVIEWED TO IDENTIFY PRESENT AND EMERGING NONFARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, TO DETERMINE THE COMPETENCIES NEEDED IN THESE OCCUPATIONS, TO DETERMINE OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OCCUPATIONS, AND TO ARRANGE THE OCCUPATIONS AND JOB TITLES INTO CATEGORIES OF CLUSTERS HAVING COMMON VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION NEEDS. SOME FINDINGS WERE -- (1) THE LARGEST NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES WERE FOUND IN THE CLERICAL PHASES OF THE BUSINESSES, (2) A 10- TO 15-PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF AGRICULTURALLY TRAINED EMPLOYEES NEEDED BY 1971 WAS INDICATED, (3) THE GREATEST INCREASE IN NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WITH AGRICULTURAL TRAINING IS EXPECTED IN AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND SUPPLY BUSINESSES, (4) APPROXIMATELY 87 PERCENT OF THE WORKERS IN NONFARM AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES NEEDED SOME AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES TO SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM THEIR WORK, AND 93 PERCENT NEEDED SUPPORTING COMPETENCIES, AND (5) SALARIES AND WAGES IN SOME SERVICE TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT IN NONFARM AGRICULTURAL FIRMS WERE COMPARATIVELY LOW. IMPLICATIONS INCLUDED -- (1) A SYSTEM SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED FOR DETECTING, DESCRIBING, AND DISSEMINATING INFORMATION ABOUT NONFARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, (2) A COMPLETE AND DETAILED JOB ANALYSIS SHOULD BE MADE OF JOB TITLES USED IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THIS STUDY, AND (3) ANY EFFORT IN DESIGNING TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE SOME CONSIDERATION FOR PILOT STUDIES TO PERFECT TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS. A SELECTED LIST OF REFERENCES IS INCLUDED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN NINE PAGES OF DATA. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., State College. Social Science Research Center.
Identifiers: MISSISSIPPI