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ERIC Number: ED017623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 68
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Reference Count: 0
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND USABLE AGRICULTURAL SKILLS IN NON-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS IN APPALACHIA. EXECUTIVE REPORT.
CAIN, PAUL S.; DILLON, ROY D.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES NEEDED BY WORKERS IN 28 KENTUCKY AND 10 OHIO COUNTIES OF THE APPALACHIAN REGION WERE STUDIED (1) TO DETERMINE THE NEED FOR POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THEM, AND (2) TO PREPARE FOR ESTABLISHING AND EVALUATING PILOT PROGRAMS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND POST-HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS. TRAINED INTERVIEWERS, USING A THREE-PART INSTRUMENT CONTAINING 92 ITEMS GATHERED DATA IN 736 JOB POSITIONS IN 267 JOB TITLES IN 284 AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES SELECTED BY RANDOM SAMPLING AND STRATIFICATION TECHNIQUES FROM TELEPHONE EXCHANGE INFORMATION. OF THESE, 306 JOBS IN 126 TITLES WERE CLASSIFIED AS AGRICULTURAL, AND 67 TITLES WERE DEFINED AS BEING AT THE TECHNICIAN LEVEL. ESTIMATES INDICATED THAT THERE WERE 122,440 WORKERS IN THE REGION, OF WHICH 11,752 WERE AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN 4,531 BUSINESSES. AT LEAST 500 BUT NOT MORE THAN 2,400 NEW AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIANS WOULD BE NEEDED ANNUALLY IN THE REGION. ON-THE-JOB TRAINING OF TECHNICIANS WAS PREVALENT ALTHOUGH EMPLOYERS WOULD RATHER HIRE AND PAY HIGHER WAGES TO TRAINED WORKERS. FACTOR ANALYSIS OF DATA REVEALED 15 CLUSTERS OF AGRICULTURE AND BUSINESS COMPETENCIES AND 10 GROUPINGS OF JOBS WITH 3 TO 15 COMMON COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS. RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNED WAYS IN WHICH THE COMPETENCY CLUSTERS AND JOB GROUPINGS SHOULD BE USED IN DEVELOPING CURRICULUMS, AND THE NEED FOR DEVELOPING NEW VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS IN APPALACHIA. THIS IS AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF THE FINAL REPORT, ED 010 496. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. School of Applied Sciences and Technology.
Identifiers: KENTUCKY; OHIO