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ERIC Number: ED019047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
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A RESEARCH STUDY OF AGRICULTURAL TRAINING NEEDS IN VENTURA COUNTY.
RODRIGUES, DONALD F.
QUESTIONNAIRE RETURNS FROM 103 EMPLOYERS IN AGRICULTURE AND RELATED INDUSTRIES WERE COMBINED WITH 50 INTERVIEWS WITHIN THE SAME GROUP TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT AGRICULTURAL TRAINING NEEDS IN VENTURA COUNTY. MOST FIRMS EMPLOYED FEWER THAN 15 WORKERS ON A PERMANENT BASIS, SUPPLEMENTED BY LARGE MEMBERS OF SEASONAL WORKERS, ESPECIALLY IN THE CITRUS, AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL, AND VEGETABLE INDUSTRIES. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES RANGED FROM SEMISKILLED JOBS REQUIRING NO MORE THAN HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION TO THOSE WHICH REQUIRED A 4-YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE. ALTHOUGH THEY SHOWED INTEREST IN EMPLOYING JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATES AND IN INSERVICE TRAINING FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYERS WERE GENERALLY UNFAMILIAR WITH THE COLLEGE'S AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM OR EMPLOYMENT SERVICE. THEY FELT THAT TECHNICAL TRAINING, SUPPLEMENTED BY PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, SPEECH, AND SCIENCE, WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN DEGREE ORIENTED PROGRAMS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MODIFYING, DEVELOPING, AND IMPROVING THE COLLEGE'S AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM WERE DEVELOPED FROM THE SURVEY RESULTS. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Ventura Coll., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Ventura County)