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Women as skilled labour: A review of issues, challenges and prospects

Abdul Majid, Masidah and Mohammad Yusoff, Wardah Fatimah and Sapian, Abdul Razak (2018) Women as skilled labour: A review of issues, challenges and prospects. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (3.25). pp. 441-445. ISSN 2227-524X

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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 idustry has to import foreign workers in order to fulfill 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, they strategy which has not formally being applied 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 Malaysia women to become manual trades workers based on the literature findings that women have the capability and was once a significant skilled labour in the construction industry.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3041/66129
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction industry: foreign workers skilled labour tradeswomen
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1995 Architecture as a profession
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Prof Ar Dr Abdul Razak Sapian
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 13:36
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 11:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66129

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