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ERIC Number: ED019436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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A RESEARCH STUDY OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIANS.
JENSEN, BRUCE F.
QUESTIONNAIRES WERE MAILED TO 297 BUSINESS FIRMS TO DETERMINE THE CHARACTER OF THE WORK FORCE, THE TURNOVER OR OPENINGS ANNUALLY, THE JOB QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO FILL THE JOBS, AND THE TRAINING PROGRAMS NEEDED TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE OCCUPATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, AND FARMS IN THE COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS DISTRICT. OF 151 RESPONDONG FIRMS, THE 131 TO BE INTERVIEWED WERE SELECTED TO PROVIDE GEOGRAPHICAL BALANCE AND A VARIETY OF BUSINESSES. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) THE GREATEST NUMBER OF AGRIBUSINESS FIRMS REPORTING WERE IN THE SALES AND SERVICE, PROCESSING, AND MARKETING AREAS, (2) THE ESTIMATED PERSONNEL NEEDS OF THE NEXT 5 YEARS WERE HIGHEST IN THE UNSKILLED LABOR CATEGORY, AND (3) 30 PERCENT OF THE 151 FIRMS INDICATED A DESIRE TO HAVE THEIR EMPLOYEES TAKE EVENING CLASSES AT THE COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THERE WAS A DEFINITE NEED FOR AGRICULTURALLY TRAINED PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT. A BASIC PATTERN OF COURSES INCLUDING ENGLISH AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS WAS DESIRED BY EMPLOYEES TO SUPPLEMENT SPECIALIZED TRAINING OFFERED TO TRAINEES. BECAUSE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WERE SO VARIED, GENERAL COURSE PATTERNS SHOULD BE SET UP WITH SPECIALIZATION OFFERED THROUGH ELECTIVE COURSES. SAMPLE 2-YEAR CURRICULUMS FOR AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIANS ARE INCLUDED. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA