The employability skills provision within a construction project management degree programme


This study was geared at assessing the employability skills provision within a construction project management degree programme through a questionnaire survey. Students were required to assess their level of ability in relation to the most common skills and competencies most sought after by construction project management graduate employers. The study identified team-working ability as the most sought after skill by the employers investigated followed by verbal communication, written communication and leadership ability. It was found that students were very confident of their ability in 12 of the 14 identified skills and competencies. But ironically, leadership, an important skill sought by employers is one that majority of the students felt most insecure in their ability. The study concludes that the BSc programme equips students with these employability skills and competencies, but more effort is needed to make the leadership development opportunities in the programme more conspicuous. With recommendations on how to achieve this proffered.

Divisions: Aston University (General)
Additional Information: © Author. The original paper was first published by ARCOM as part of the Conference Proceedings.
Event Title: 31st Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2015
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2015-09-07 - 2015-09-09
Uncontrolled Keywords: graduate skills,graduate competencies,graduate employability,Management of Technology and Innovation,Civil and Structural Engineering,Building and Construction
ISBN: 9780955239090
Full Text Link: http://www.arco ... 1129ed094a7.pdf
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2015-09
Authors: Olawale, Yakubu



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