ERIC Number: ED234188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Analysis of Emerging Occupations in Vocational Agriculture. Final Report.
Hogue, Ken; And Others
This study was conducted to identify emerging jobs in vocational agriculture in Texas. Two job survey booklets were constructed and used to collect job information from 2,000 agribusinesses and 1,600 vocational agriculture teachers in Texas. They were asked to identify jobs that were new and emerging. These jobs were further investigated to develop job descriptions and employment requirements for each. Additional investigations were made to determine if the type of vocational agricultural training or school location were related to the types of jobs in which teachers placed students. Other background data were collected and analyzed to determine if any relationships exist that might explain why there is a difference between jobs in which businesses reported they would consider employing a vocational agricultural student and total placement in the state. The study resulted in the identification of more than 150 jobs that were described as "emerging." That is, these jobs have a relatively high placement potential for vocational agricultural students or graduates. Comprehensive job descriptions were developed to identify the primary work requirements for each job. It was recommended that this information be used by teachers to point out the requirements for certain jobs to students and to effect a better match between students and courses of study. The study also suggested that the results could be used by developers of instructional materials, by consultants to evaluate and create training plans, and by school administrators in preparing teacher inservice workshops for vocational agricultural teachers. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Demand Occupations, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Emerging Occupations, Employment Potential, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Job Training, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Education.; Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.