ERIC Number: ED096419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Employment and Training Needs in Texas Agribusiness.
Fritsch, C. F.; Lorenz, L. R.
Because of the increasing interrelationships in the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products, many persons require competencies gained through instructional programs of vocational agriculture. While it is not difficult to estimate the potential training requirements in the production sector alone, identification of occupations in allied industries is more complex. To make this determination, the Standard Terminology for Curriculum and Instruction in Local and State School Systems was used as standard reference to define such occupations. This was supplemented by the experience of Texas agricultural and agribusiness specialists who evaluated job titles used in classifying survey employment data from the 1970 Census of Population. Agricultural and related employment was grouped by the following criteria: Group 1--agricultural or related competencies in industry, and Group 2--selected industries or occupations in which only a portion of the work requires agriculture or related competencies. Recommendations for additional training by the Texas labor force in the fields of production agriculture, land economics and real estate, gardeners and groundskeepers are proposed. Five appendixes are included. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas