ERIC Number: ED038509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Occupational Status of Former Students of Vocational Agriculture in Virginia. Research Div. Bulletin 39.
Bass, B. C.
A followup study was conducted to determine the number and percentage of former vocational agricultural students who left high schools in Virginia from 1954-1966 and who were engaged in farming and other occupations in 1967. Occupational records of 32,270 former students who had completed 1 or more years of vocational agriculture were secured from agricultural education teachers, and data were summarized and compared with a 1955 followup study by teacher education staff at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Major implications include: (1) The proportion of ex-students who enter production farming will continue to decline, (2) The need for training to qualify workers for non-farm jobs in the agricultural industry has greatly increased, (3) More than one-third of those who study vocational agriculture 4 or more years make use of their training after they leave school, (4) Many were finding it difficult to become farm owners and were using farm employment as a "stepping stone" to other work, and (5) The training students received in vocational agriculture was excellent training for employment. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia