Vocational training programs in two-year colleges are meeting the increased need for forest technicians. Employers hiring students from programs recognized by the Society of American Foresters as meeting minimum guidelines can be assured of obtaining people with an adequate educational background and extensive practical field training. A study of western schools, to determine the characteristics of such programs, compared recognized programs--as to curriculum content, hours of field training, and job placement--and recorded some matters of concern to the schools.
Document Type: Journal Article
Director of the Forest Technology Program, Sierra College, Rocklin, California
Publication date: July 1, 1975
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