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ERIC Number: ED020369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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IDENTIFICATION OF OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS AND THE EDUCATION NEEDED FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THESE OCCUPATIONS IN DELAWARE.
BARWICK, RALPH P.
THE PURPOSES OF THE STUDY WERE TO (1) IDENTIFY PRESENT AND EMERGING OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, (2) ESTIMATE THE NUMBER EMPLOYED, (3) ESTIMATE THE NUMBER TO BE EMPLOYED IN THE FUTURE, AND (4) DETERMINE COMPETENCIES NEEDED IN SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL FAMILIES. A DISPROPORTIONATE RANDOM SAMPLE OF 267 BUSINESSES OR SERVICES WAS DRAWN FROM A LIST OF 2,053 BUSINESSES, SERVICES, AND AGENCIES. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY PERSONAL INTERVIEWS AND GROUPED INTO EIGHT OCCUPATIONAL FAMILIES. THE PROJECTED 32,776 PERSONS EMPLOYED IN THE 2,053 FIRMS REPRESENTED APPROXIMATELY 20 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S NONFARM WORK FORCE. OF THE 32,776, 5,050 WERE FOUND TO NEED AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES. IT WAS ESTIMATED THEREFORE, THAT 3.1 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S EMPLOYED WORKERS, EXCLUDING FARMERS, NEEDED TRAINING IN AGRICULTURE. ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE AND FOOD MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION NEEDED THE GREATEST NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WITH AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES. IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES NEEDING AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES WOULD INCREASE BY 17.7 PERCENT DURING THE NEXT 5-YEAR PERIOD, WITH THE SAME OCCUPATIONAL FAMILIES HAVING THE GREATEST NEEDS. THIS D.ED. THESIS, SUBMITTED TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, IS AVAILABLE AS 66-4785 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $9.25 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (JM)
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Identifiers: DELAWARE