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Resolving the UK construction skills crisis: a critical perspective on the research and policy agenda

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  • Paul W. Chan
  • Andrew R. J. Dainty

The ongoing skills crisis in the UK construction industry has constrained the productive capacity of the industry. Past research and skills policies have largely failed to develop an understanding of the realities of the skills crisis at the grassroots level. Solutions offered by researchers and policy makers have previously had little demonstrable impact in addressing skills concerns. Much of these policies seems disconnected from the realities experienced by employers and by those working in the industry. A critical perspective on resolving the skills crisis is offered. A set of mutually reinforcing research and policy initiatives are proposed, including the need for researchers and policy makers to move away from the conventionally national approach in addressing the skills problem and to engage in genuine, joined-up thinking that meets the needs of local regions. Furthermore, employers and employees are called to be reflective practitioners in their participation of the skills development agenda. Adopting these recommendations could overcome many shortcomings in research and policy that have hitherto done little to combat the construction skills crisis.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Construction Management and Economics.

Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 375-386

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Handle: RePEc:taf:conmgt:v:25:y:2007:i:4:p:375-386
DOI: 10.1080/01446190600863152
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