ERIC Number: ED206886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Preparation of Secondary and Post-Secondary Students for Entry-Level Employment in the Shell Fishing Industry. Final Report, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Cape May County Vocational Schools, NJ.
The Marine Science Aquaculture Project is a program designed (1) to provide secondary and postsecondary students with job entry-level skills for employment in the shell fisheries industry; (2) to give students instruction and hands-on experience in the fundamental processes of seeding shell beds, monitoring and recording growth, and harvesting and marketing the mature product; (3) to develop and encourage continuous presentation of unpolluted areas for aquaculture purposes; and (4) to assist project graduates in contributing to the future development of the industry. Included among project procedures were the following activities: revision of an existing marine environmental occupations program; identification of area specialists to provide additional information; involvement of project instructors and students in collecting, growing, and harvesting shell fish; field trips to polluted and unpolluted shell fish areas; trips to other marine and aquaculture programs; career counseling and job placement of project students; and introduction of project students to the services of public and private organizations related to the industry. Data from a project-developed performance test and a vocational student profile for shell fishing occupations attested to the project's effectiveness. In addition, 50 percent of the project's first-year participants found employment in the field or related fields. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Conservation (Environment), Entry Workers, Environmental Education, Fisheries, Food, Food Processing Occupations, Food Service, Food Standards, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Cape May County Vocational Schools, NJ.
Identifiers: Marine Science Aquaculture Project; Shell Fishing