Construction skills: are they being passed on?

Paddington, John (2007) Construction skills: are they being passed on? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this project was to examine the reasons and contributing factors for the current shortage of skilled workers within the construction industry and assess the effectiveness of methods to alleviate the problem and ensure that skills are passed on to the next generation. Conclusions that can be drawn include; the reasons why the construction industry is now experiencing a shortage of workers, the decline in apprenticeships / training initiatives amongst individual Construction trades, the decline in building and construction course applications with other similar courses and the effects of governmental intervention which has been delivered in the form of the Construction and the Built Environment GCSE and BTEC within schools. This study has proved that the construction industry, Government and other organisations must take responsibility and further steps to alleviate the problem and ensure that skills are passed on.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/477

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