Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This Problem is the Reason for Modcoach’s Nov 2nd Round Table

The man on a mission to fix the skills shortage that could decimate the construction industry within 10 years

One man is on a mission to change the construction industry.

Mark Farmer
It must “modernize or die”, warns Mark Farmer, who believes that within 10 years it will have shrunk to a shell of its former self.

He is the author of a bold new Government report into the skills crisis released today which he says will cripple the country, and which it may never recover from.

“I tried to say it in as stark terms as possible – to get people to sit up and take notice,” he says, adding that the Government told him not to pull any punches. “Because if you’re not careful, it will just play out in the background.”

He describes the problem as a “ticking time bomb”: due to an aging population and a lack of new entrants, put off by the boom and bust cycle, the workforce will decrease by 20-25pc in the next 10 years. A 2015 paper by construction consultancy Arcadis, where Farmer used to work, said that 700,000 people need to be recruited in the next five years just to replace those leaving the industry.

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