Enhancing Global Competency of Future Construction Professionals


Sertyeşilışık B.

CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION, ss.272-287, 2017 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2145-7.ch016
  • Dergi Adı: CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.272-287

Özet

A globalized world requires future professionals to be global citizens; to perceive their market as a global market. Globalization challenges future professionals due to its potential impacts on the labour profile. Labour markets' skills and talents as well as their adaptation to the global trends can contribute to the sustainability of the labour market and to the competitiveness of the companies globally. This chapter focuses on the future construction professionals' global competency as the construction industry is labour intensive and site based. Site based nature of the construction industry requires construction professionals to work in different countries within multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. This chapter covers the following topics: construction industry's contribution to the economy and employment rate of the countries; globalization in the construction industry; globalization as a challenge for future construction professionals; impacts of the globalization on the future construction professionals' profile; education of future construction professionals.