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Train & Test Yourself

Articles Central Innovation 19 February 2021

Train & Test Yourself

Employment in the Construction industry increased between 2000 and 2020, with a slight fall in 2012. In 2020, employment reached just under 1,180,000 and is projected to exceed 1,282,000 by 2024. The most common occupation in this industry is Carpenters and Joiners, at nearly 10% of the total workforce. Employment in this occupation is projected to grow by nearly 12% between 2020 and 2024. During the same period, employment for other occupations such as Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians, is also expected to grow by nearly 11%.

Top Generic Skills required:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) (Foundation skills)
  • Learning agility / Information literacy / Intellectual autonomy and self-management (adaptability)
  • Design mindset / Thinking critically / System thinking / Solving problems.
  • Communication / Virtual collaboration / Social intelligence
  • Technology

Top generic skills in demand

  • Communication skills
  • Planning
  • Detail oriented
  • Building effective relationships
  • Microsoft Office

Top 5 occupations in demand

  • Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians Contract,
  • Program and Project Administrators
  • Civil Engineering Professionals
  • Electricians
  • Other Engineering Professionals

The need to replace larger numbers of high skilled workers in the future raises the issue of the future supply and if the current apprenticeship system can produce the numbers required. There is a lack of gender diversity, with the percentage of women in the workforce declining from 17% in 2006 to 11.6% in 2018 and leaving the industry almost 39% faster than men.

Technology – although the industry is yet to experience significant digital disruption, major technological advances in everyday digital technology, automation for lower-skilled jobs, building information modelling (BIM) and prefabrication will require the workforce to be trained, re-trained and upskilled for the new jobs and tasks required. Prefabrication is gaining more acceptance in Australia and will require construction workers with different skill sets. Training for workers in prefabrication will need to come from manufacturing and construction training packages.

Central Innovation Recruitment is well equipped to Test your skills or those of your employees to support your professional growth or to assist you in finding a job.

CADSmart is the only test in the market that measures skills based on job roles, rather than generic software knowledge. We have the capability to test Archicad and REVIT users.

Call our Consultants at Central Innovation Recruitment on Ph. 02 9454 4476 for more information or email recruitment-admin@centralinnovation.com.

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