Openly accessible

Encouraging more students into construction management

McLaughlin, Patricia and Mills, Anthony 2013, Encouraging more students into construction management, in AUBEA 2013 : Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, AUBEA, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-13.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
mclaughlin-encouragingmorestudents-2013.pdf Published version application/pdf 353.48KB 13

Title Encouraging more students into construction management
Author(s) McLaughlin, Patricia
Mills, Anthony
Conference name Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference (38th : 2013 : Auckland, New Zealand)
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 20-22 Nov. 2013
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2013 : Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference
Editor(s) Gonzalez, Vicente
Yiu, Tak Wing
Publication date 2013
Conference series Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher AUBEA
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Keyword(s) construction management
skill shortages
lifelong learning
upskilling
Summary The construction industry is plagued by the persistent, long-term problem of skill shortages and skill gaps, especially in construction management. Evidence indicates that the industry will not have enough flexible, qualified professionals able to exercise skills to match changing work requirements especially in new technology, over the coming decade. Upskilling existing workers and individuals with vocational education qualifications into higher education could provide an important solution to skill gap problems. Currently less than 16% of all individuals with vocational qualifications in construction undertake upskilling into higher education. This project investigated the factors that supported upskilling and transfer from VET to higher education (HE) in the construction industry. Interviews were conducted with 36 students who were upskilling from vocational education into higher education in eight Australian universities to elicit “enablers” of upskilling. The results, which identify a number of key enablers as seen through the eyes of students who have made the transition, provides the industry with insights into solving current and future skill gaps. These insights will benefit both the construction industry and the wider national population.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, AUBEA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30060766

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 63 Abstract Views, 13 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 11:54:47 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.