Document Type : Original Research


1 Associate Professor Rural development, Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran.

2 MSc student in rural development- Faculty of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan

3 PhD student- Department of Agricultural Education and Extension-Faculty of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan


Investing rural economic activities is a suitable and effective way to achieve sustainable rural development which requires educating rural people over new different skills and techniques. This is one of the goals of vocational training programs that have been in operation for many years, but what matters is how successful they have so far been. Therefore, a wide range of activities required to evaluate the efficiency and practical success of the community that has been addressed in this study. The study area was Famenin County in Hamedan province in which based on the Cochran formula, 200 out of 708 skilled students residing in rural areas of this area were selected by proportional stratified random sampling method. The necessary data were collected in 2019 through a questionnaire consisting of four sections including: demographic and occupational characteristics of respondents and three variables of personal and personality, economic and social abilities. Both SPSS25 and LISREL8.5 soft-wares were used for data analysis. Based on the findings of the research, technical and vocational education have had different effects on the triple dimensions of personality, economic and social empowerment of learners, so as have consequently increased the level and improve the components related to each dimension. This effect was highest in the individual, economic and social dimensions, respectively, and the findings showed a positive and significant relationship between age, number of courses, and education of students with their individual-personality and economic abilities. Based on the results obtained, it is suggested to pay attention to different economic, social and cultural aspects of different areas in vocational and educational courses for more success and higher impact, and give special consideration to some variables like age, literacy and education of skill learners


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