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ERIC Number: EJ838009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
From Apprentice to Construction Manager and beyond: Developing a Talent Pipeline
McGettingan, Eamonn; O'Neill, Donal
Education & Training, v51 n3 p220-231 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline the approach taken within Kentz Engineers and Constructors to develop electrical technicians and other apprentices on an international basis. Design/methodology/approach: The approach adopted is that of a case study which describes activities and processes within the college and the rationale behind them supported by appropriate material. Findings: An integrated approach is needed to developing qualified tradespeople as junior supervisors involving work rotation, mentoring, learning and development workshops and peer support. Corporate will, together with systems and infrastructure, is needed to be successful organization-wide. Research limitations/implications: The paper is a case study that focuses on reflections from practice. Lessons learned and proposed will need to be tested in other organizations. Originality/value: The paper provides original, tested solutions to problems that face the majority of organizations in the global construction industry and which will be familiar to all who manage the transition of apprentices into supervisory positions. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland