Women as skilled Labour: a Review of Issues, Challenges and Prospects

Masidah, Abdul Majid and Wardah Fatimah, Mohammad Yusoff and Abdul Razak, Sapian (2018) Women as skilled Labour: a Review of Issues, Challenges and Prospects. International Journal of Engineering & Technology.


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As an important sector in the economy of Malaysia, the prolong problem of shortage of local skilled labour which the construction is experiencing may affect the sustainability of the sector and impinge it significant roles. Currently, the industry has to import foreign workers in order to fulfil the demand for manual labour. Although the government has implemented various strategy including attracting new entries among local youth so that they can be trained in construction academies, the problem still occurs. It indicates that there is a need now for a new strategy as an alternative to the present approaches. At this instance, the strategy which has not formally being ap-plied in the construction industry of Malaysia is attraction of local women to become construction skilled labour. This paper presents a review on the issue, challenges and prospect for women to be attracted as skilled labour for the construction industry of Malaysia. This paper suggested that there is potential for Malaysian women to become manual trades workers based on the literature findings that wom-en have the capability and was once a significant skilled labour in the construction industry

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email masilah.mansor@newinti.edu.my
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 02:17
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 02:17
URI: http://eprints.intimal.edu.my/id/eprint/1063

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