Areas of skilled worker potential for the construction sector

Coverbild: BWP 3/2022
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 3/2022 (51)
Seite(n) 50-52

The impending infrastructure and residential housing measures cannot be tackled without skilled workers in the construction industry. Good economic development over the past decade has already led to an increase both in the proportion of foreign employees and in the number of newly concluded training contracts in the building sector. These developments are, however, unlikely to be sufficient in terms of meeting a level of demand for qualified skilled labour which remains high. This article presents selected key indicators and considerations relating to how the course of training can be shaped in a more positive fashion so as to avoid losing trainees once they have been attracted to the sector and in order to successfully turn them into skilled workers. Foreign skilled workers also need to be retained within the country.