ERIC Number: ED036647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Relevance of Secondary Occupational Training in Agriculture to Occupational Patterns and Images. Final Report.
Berkey, Arthur L.; And Others
To gather occupational follow-up data from secondary agricultural graduates and their employers as a basis for evaluation of occupational education programs and to develop a procedural follow-up model, self-administered questionnaires were obtained from 430 graduates and 126 employers to ascertain occupational status, relevance of training, agricultural images, and job satisfaction. Respondents were 1968 New York State secondary agricultural graduates who had completed 2 years of farm production and management, conservation, agricultural mechanization, or ornamental horticulture, and their employers. Some findings were: (1) 41 percent of graduates were quickly employed, 30 percent entered college, 1 percent took other post secondary training, 27 percent entered military service, 1 percent were unemployed, (2) 53 percent of employed graduates worked in the area for which they were trained (the range was 63 percent for farm production and management graduates to 30 percent for graduates of some of the other areas), (3) Graduates found first-year employment primarily through use of informal job-seek methods, (4) Graduates received adequate training for the agricultural knowledges and abilities needed in their jobs, and (5) Most graduates had a positive image of farming and a slightly higher positive image of off-farm related agricultural industry. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: New York