Constructing the Future: How the skills needed for success in the workplace are changing

By Work Foundation and City & Guilds Group (published September 2018)

Constructing the Future: How the skills needed for success in the workplace are changing

In this new report by the Work Foundation and City & Guilds the authors examine how new technologies in the UK construction industry are shaping skill-demands and training. The UK construction industry is reported to be struggling to attract young people and fill positions with employees with the right skills. Profit margins within the sector remain relatively low while a high proportion of construction employers are reporting a loss of business due to skill shortages. Studies show that organisations will experience an estimated fall of about 50% of traditional skill jobs by 2050 due to new technologies. The authors argue that apprenticeship levies need to be aligned, and where necessary revised to complement changes in skill demands and digital learning. New technologies provide an opportunity to reshape vocational and on-the-job learning. Workers continually learn as they are exposed to new technologies and breakthroughs are currently being found in immersive learning, digital simulations and online accreditations. Relevant partners within the industry need to focus on ensuring high quality and relevant learning is provided to young professionals in leadership, management and digital skills, as well as sector knowledge.

 

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