ERIC Number: ED105143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-6
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A Survey of Community Resources and Employment Opportunities Having Implications for Programs of Vocational Agriculture.
Mannebach, Alfred J.
A 1973-75 federally sponsored study, undertaken by the State of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut, was conducted to determine the employment opportunities for vocational agriculture graduates as well as available community resources for vocational agriculture programs in the State. Objectives of phase 1 of the project were to: (1) compile a literature review related to agricultural employment opportunities and community resources, (2) compile a State master list of farmers and nonfarm agricultural firms, (3) randomly sample a representative number of farmers and agribusiness persons to be interviewed, (4) develop a survey instrument to collect the needed data, (5) develop the interviewing and survey research skills of vocational agriculture teachers, and (6) initiate data collection in high sample concentration areas. A major focus of the survey was on identifying areas that would afford the greatest likelihood of providing employment opportunities for vocational agriculture graduates. Interview preparation involved the development of an interviewing manual, two letters of introduction for obtaining interviews, a vocational agriculture brochure for interviewees, and teacher-training sessions. Although objective data will not be available until phase 2 of the project, some sample interview responses have been included. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut