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Zanele Muntu Gule; Edwards A. Alademerin; Marietta P. Dlamini – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
The skills gap between agricultural education graduates from the University of Eswatini (UNESWA) and what employers are searching for is growing. Literature informs that this is mostly owing to the world's rapid changes, with ICT serving as the primary change engine, necessitating new sets of abilities from graduates as well as up-to-date teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, 21st Century Skills, Job Skills
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Gauthier, Thomas – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
Community colleges are the leaders in facilitating career and technical education (CTE), and faculty help develop program offerings on campus. This study explored faculty perceptions of community college CTE programs using the survey research method. Participants included 36 faculty members from various disciplines from 15 state colleges in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Cohn, Teresa; Carter, Marcie; Seven, Kay – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
This study examined the process to identify required competencies for an entry-level position in the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management located in the Pacific Northwest. The overall goal was to provide content for a pedagogical framework to support Nez Perce students in the development of their STEM identity and to…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Animal Husbandry, Job Skills, Agricultural Occupations
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Colclasure, Blake C. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Community colleges have a strong history of providing vocational education and occupational training to meet changing workforce demands of local industries. In the Midwest, agricultural industries have expressed an expanding need for middle-skilled workers with postsecondary, pre-baccalaureate credentials. The 21st century agricultural landscape…
Descriptors: Entry Workers, Job Skills, Minimum Competencies, College Graduates
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Zhu, Yudi – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the competencies that are required for entry-level forestry and fire management technicians. The strategy is a part of a larger goal to develop the STEM identity of Nez Perce students through the integration of relevant competencies in middle and high school curriculums. The DACUM process was used. Through…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, American Indian Education
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Alston, Antoine J.; Anderson, Ryan; English, Chastity W.; Wakefield, Dexter B. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
The Power, Structural, and Technical Systems (PST) Career Pathway is one of eight within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster; this pathway provides the curriculum that includes outdoor power equipment content. The perceived workforce readiness and skills needed in this pathway and related future trends were analyzed for…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Equipment Maintenance, Power Technology
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Smalley, Scott W.; Sands, Kelsey – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
Agricultural education programs are one component of Career and Technical Education (CTE). For CTE to be effective, educators teaching CTE courses must be able to make connections between the curriculum and real-life situations. This qualitative study explored self-reported perceptions of CTE by pre-service students. Wigfield and Eccles'…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Tyson, Will – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore how technical skills taught and learned in Florida engineering and engineering technology-themed career academies fit technical skills desired by local employers in technology and manufacturing. The analysis utilized the narratives of 70 students and four teachers from career academies at four high schools…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Career Academies, Vocational Education, Technical Education