Title: Assessment of construction workforce skills needs in Egypt

Authors: Mohamed Marzouk

Addresses: Structural Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Abstract: The shortage of skilled construction workers has a negative impact on contractors and owners due to delays in time schedule and rework of tasks. In the prequalification process, owners should assess contractors according to their overall company training programme and the investments they made in training as one of the evaluation criteria. Investing in capacity building and training of construction workforce would solve workforce skill crises. This research work attempts to address workforce skill-related problems in construction. It reviews Training Needs Assessment (TNA), considered the key issue in contributing to the success of the training programmes. The results of a survey that was conducted to identify the training needs in an Egyptian construction workforce are presented.

Keywords: training needs assessment; TNA; workforce skills; Egypt; construction industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPOM.2009.029108

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 2009 Vol.1 No.4, pp.398 - 407

Received: 07 Apr 2009
Accepted: 14 Aug 2009

Published online: 04 Nov 2009 *

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