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ERIC Number: EJ838006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Addressing South Africa's Engineering Skills Gaps
Hall, Jonathan; Sandelands, Eric
Education & Training, v51 n3 p215-219 2009
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a case study of how engineering skills gaps are being addressed by Murray & Roberts in South Africa. Design/methodology/approach: The paper focuses on skills challenges in South Africa from a reflective practitioner perspective, exploring a case example from an industry leader. Findings: The paper explores how Murray & Roberts, within the context of the broader construction industry in South Africa, has addressed skills shortages with an integrated, multi-faceted approach with more general application. Research limitations/implications: The integrated approach to labour mobilization and development proposed has been successful in addressing major infrastructure construction projects. Further research will be needed to establish its broader application. Originality/value: The paper pragmatically addresses live skills challenges, exploring creative solutions to the scarcity of skilled construction labour experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa