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ERIC Number: ED021062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 63
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Reference Count: 0
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AN IN-DEPTH STUDY TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER THERE IS A NEED IN THE STATE OF UTAH FOR A POST HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM IN ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE.
DIRKSEN, DENNIS A.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE (1) KINDS OF JOBS AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE IN UTAH, (2) SKILLS AND INFORMATION NEEDED BY NURSERY WORKERS, (3) TRAINING PROGRAMS ALREADY ESTABLISHED IN THE NATION, (4) NEEDS OF GOLF COURSES, AND (5) THE USE OF DATA IN DEVELOPING A TRAINING PROGRAM. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO ALL NURSERIES AND GOLF COURSES IN THE STATE, AND RESPONSES WERE OBTAINED FROM 64.6 PERCENT OF THE NURSERIES AND 65.3 PERCENT OF THE GOLF COURSES. A SHORTAGE OF WELL-QUALIFIED WORKERS WAS REPORTED BY 92.8 PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS. MOST NURSERYMEN LEARNED BY BEING SELF-TAUGHT OR BY ON-JOB EXPERIENCE. SEASONAL WORKERS WERE STUDENTS. WAGES RANGED FROM $150 TO $450 PER MONTH. OF 171 PREDICTED JOBS BY 1972, 119 WERE OF A SEMI-SKILLED CLASSIFICATION OR LESS. NURSERYMEN PROVIDED ON-THE-JOB TRAINING FOR SEASONAL WORKERS AND USED THE EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA OF HONESTY, WILLINGNESS TO WORK, DEPENDABILITY, AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE BUSINESS. MOST EMPLOYEES WERE IN THE 16-20 OR 61-65 AGE RANGES. GOLF COURSE PROFESSIONALS DEEMED KNOWLEDGE OF GRASSES, SOILS, AND COURSE CONSTRUCTION AS NECESSARY FOR GOLF COURSE EMPLOYEES. LITTLE JUSTIFICATION WAS FOUND FOR A POST-HIGH SCHOOL ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE PROGRAM IN UTAH, BUT ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE UNITS IN HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WERE NEEDED. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: UTAH