Perceptions of Female Adolescents on Job as Skilled Labour in the Construction Industry of Malaysia

Masidah*, Abdul Majid and Wardah Fatimah, Mohammad Yusoff and Abdul Razak, Sapian (2019) Perceptions of Female Adolescents on Job as Skilled Labour in the Construction Industry of Malaysia. INTI JOURNAL, 2019 (12). ISSN e2600-7320

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Shortage of local skilled workers still exists in the construction industry of Malaysia and this in general may affect its sustainability in the long term if the problem is allowed to continue. Presently, the main contractors have to employ foreign workers from less developed countries in order to fulfil the needs of manual manpower since construction in Malaysia is largely a labour intensive industry. However, the employment of foreign workers is not the solution which the country should adopt as their presence brings a lot of socio-economic problems to the country apart of having poor skills in performing construction work. It is suggested that the construction industry of Malaysia should not only attracting local male youth but also start to encourage female to become construction skilled workers to widen up the pool of talents. The present paper reports the findings from a survey conducted among female adolescents in Selangor in order to have some understanding on how female perceived the job as construction skilled workers in the construction industry of Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Female adolescents, Women skilled workers, Foreign workers, Construction industry, Sustainability
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering & Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 07:26
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 05:04

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