Obsession with third level a factor in construction worker shortage

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on February 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“It’s almost beyond ironic that the original home of the navvy is so short of building workers that the problem is threatening the construction of badly needed homes and infrastructure …” (more)

[Irish Times, 16 February]

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‘Alarming’ shortage of construction and property surveying graduates to meet surging demand in recovering economy

Posted in Governance and administration on June 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“There are not enough graduates coming out of college with construction and property surveying degrees to meet the surge in demand in the recovering economy. There will be a shortage of between 2,000 and 4,000 of these professionals over the next four years, according to a report by Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 26 June]

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CAO countdown: Demand builds for construction graduates

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on June 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“No sector fell further or faster during the economic downturn. Today, thanks to a growing economy, the construction industry faces a much different dilemma: how to address a looming skills shortage. School-leavers fled from any courses linked to the sector – which of course bore the brunt of the economic collapse …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 29 June]

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GMIT conference hears of shortage of construction graduates

Posted in Governance and administration on March 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“There are currently more construction jobs available in the west than there are students to fill the roles. That’s according to the organiser of GMIT’s Annual International Construction Management Conference, lecturer Martin Taggart …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 8 March]

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Lack of graduates entering construction ‘threatening sector’s recovery’

Posted in Teaching on April 29th, 2014 by steve

“There is a warning from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland that a lack of graduates in the construction sector could threaten the housing recovery. The society has published a new report which shows that, even with modest economic growth, more than 1,100 posts will be created …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 29 April]

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School leavers swing back to law and construction courses

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 9th, 2014 by steve

“School leavers are swinging back to college courses leading to careers in the construction industry and professions such as law and architecture …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 9 March]

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Construction students down

Posted in Life on February 21st, 2014 by steve

“Sir, – The ESRI has identified the small number of houses under construction as likely to result in a future housing shortage (Business, February 18th). But a more serious problem is the shortage of students studying civil engineering and other courses in construction …” (more)

[Eugene O’Brien, Irish Times, 21 February]

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CAO race is on as students target courses linked to ‘new economy’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 9th, 2013 by steve

“College hopefuls are picking courses in science, technology, agriculture and business as they chase ‘new economy’ jobs, CAO figures reveal …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 9 March]

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Report indicates shortage of surveyors to emerge in 2013

Posted in Life on October 9th, 2012 by steve

“A new employment survey published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has highlighted the shortage of suitably qualified property graduates to fill available roles in the property sector …” (more, report)

[Dublin Institute of Technology, 9 October]

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Survey reveals shortage of graduates in property sector

Posted in Life on October 8th, 2012 by steve

“A new survey published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland indicates that there is a shortage of suitably qualified property graduates in the property sector. The survey also found that a shortage of graduates with surveying qualifications in construction will materialize by the middle of next year …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 8 October]

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Trinity College throws developers a lifeline

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“Developers with housing estates lying empty in Dublin are set for a huge fillip. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has circulated a requirement for 1,000 student residential units by September 2010, and possibly as many as 3,500 by 2020. The student residences and associated facilities must be close to the university ‘or near a public transport system facilitating a maximum commute of approximately 30 minutes’, according to documents circulated by the university last week. That means areas as far away as Sandyford and Dun Laoghaire in the south of Dublin and Howth in the north could be considered because of the Luas and the Dart. Large parts of the docklands and Poolbeg would also be suitable. ‘The accommodation may be new purpose-built or existing accommodation, modified if necessary, to satisfy the university’s requirements,’ the documents state. Undeveloped sites will also be considered …” (more)

[An Irish Town Planner’s Blog, 26 April]

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