Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Stacy A. Gartin.
The purpose of this study was to determine the skills and knowledge needed by entry-level employees in the timber harvesting industry as viewed by the Owner/Operators in the four county area of northern West Virginia. The population consisted of 163 owner/operators in Monongalia, Marion, Taylor and Preston counties. A descriptive survey approach was utilized to explore the training need for persons wishing to enter the timber harvesting industry. The most significant finding was that the owner/operators viewed good work ethics as the most important trait for entry-level employees in the timber industry.
Driscole, Robert E., "Employment opportunities and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the timber industry" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1961.