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ERIC Number: ED138787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development for Farm Employment. Final Report.
Bennett, Donald G.
In an effort to lessen the social and economic dysfunctions many California farm workers suffer because of the migratory and seasonal nature of their jobs, a three-phase study was conducted to research, develop, and implement a new career system for the farm worker. During the project's first phase, a job task analysis was conducted on four representative farms to develop a new job structure and related training sequences. The job structure and training were implemented on six farms during the project's second phase. Because of the lack of understanding by farm managers of personnel planning, the investigators developed a "Manpower Planning Guide" that identified the man-hour requirements for each work activity for 20 different crops grown in California. It was found that with proper manpower planning many of the traditionally intermittent and seasonal work arrangements could be stabilized into permanent and year round jobs. Phase three of the project dealt with the development and promotion of a new interagency, cooperative agricultural career system. An interagency model was established in Fresno County with cooperation from 13 State, local, and community agencies to deliver new services in three areas: Employer education, short course skill training for unemployed and underemployed farm workers, and employment services. Because of the success of the demonstration model, other California counties have begun their own interagency service for farm workers. (LMS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agricultural Laborers, Career Development, Career Ladders, Demonstration Programs, Employment Services, Farm Management, Farmers, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Utilization, Management Development, Mexican Americans, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Personnel Management, Personnel Needs, Seasonal Laborers, Skill Development, Skilled Workers, Task Analysis, Unskilled Workers
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment of Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Rural Economics Inst., Davis, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California