Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020 – Addressing the Challenges

20 Dec 2016

Dominic Doheny

Incoming president of CIF Dominic Doheny shares his vision for the construction industry with Irish building magazine, along with a few lessons he has learned along the way.

The Irish Construction Industry continues in recovery mode and there is currently a strong demand for skills across the trades and professions. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recently commissioned DKM to produce a report, titled “Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020” the report warns of the skills shortages and the challenges the industry will face.

Irish building magazine spoke to the CIF’s Tom Parlon, Dermot Carey, and Robert Butler about the recommendations of the DKM report and to find out how the challenges can be addressed. CIF Director of Communications Shane Dempsey told us about www. – a new website which aims to attract Irish construction workers back to Ireland. We also spoke with Sisk, Kirby Group and recruitment and training experts to learn what the skills demands are and what they are doing to meet those demands. The State, CIF and the construction industry are developing solutions to address the challenges.

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