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ERIC Number: ED018542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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OCCUPATIONS OF FORMER VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.
MAGISOS, JOEL
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE THE OCCUPATIONAL STATUS OF FORMER STUDENTS, THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEIR EMPLOYMENT WAS RELATED TO TRAINING IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, THE EFFECT OF ENROLLMENT TENURE ON EVENTUAL EMPLOYMENT, AND THE EMPLOYMENT RATE. THE SAMPLE FROM 12 SCHOOLS INCLUDED 794 FORMER STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED OR DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL YEARS 1955-56, 1958-59, 1961-62, AND 1964-65. OF THE FORMER STUDENTS, 10.78 PERCENT WERE IN FULL- OR PART-TIME FARMING, 15.75 PERCENT IN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, AND 11.95 PERCENT IN MECHANICAL OCCUPATIONS. OF THE TOTAL SAMPLE, 24.19 PERCENT WERE UNAVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT, MILITARY SERVICE BEING THE PRINCIPAL REASON. UNEMPLOYMENT WAS 0.33 PERCENT, REPRESENTING ONLY TWO INDIVIDUALS. LESS THAN FOUR PERCENT OF THE FORMER STUDENTS WERE UNKNOWN TO THE DATA GATHERERS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT (1) 38.47 PERCENT OF THE FORMER STUDENTS WERE IN OCCUPATIONS RELATED TO VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, (2) LONGER ENROLLMENT IN THE PROGRAM SEEMED TO INCREASE CHANCES OF EVENTUAL EMPLOYMENT RELATED TO VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, AND (3) UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG FORMER STUDENTS WAS NEGLIGIBLE. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Vocational Education, Olympia. Agricultural Education Div.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: WASHINGTON