Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1972

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Ronald M. Frye

Second Committee Member

Owen J. Shadle

Third Committee Member

Dan A. Unruh


This paper presents a study of attitudes held by business and industrial employers in the Upper Yakima Valley. Two hundred and four employers provided occupational data and skill needs pertinent to occupations potentially filled by high school graduates. Evaluation of information has been summarized and placed into one of eight occupational groups.

Recommendations are directed to immediate and long-range vocational curriculum revisions of the Upper Yakima Valley Vocational Cooperative. A review of the literature adds validity to this study.