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16th December 2005, 7:56

The Minister points out that 28% of the UK workforce is qualified to technician and intermediate skill levels compared with 51% in France and 65% in Germany. 
“One in five companies are experiencing skills shortages that are so bad they have had to leave vacancies unfilled,” he commented at the opening of NG Bailey’s training facility.

The construction industry is in a period of strong growth and the challenge will be to find enough skilled workers for the major projects being planned in health, education and housing. There are also fears for the 2012 Olympics:

“Unless action is taken in good time, serious skills shortages could hamper industry’s ability to rise to the challenge,” Alun Michael warned. He claims that an extra 430,000 recruits are needed for the construction industry in the next four years.

Article from: Electrical Times

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