Encouraging collaboration and education to close the European skills gap
Carsten Frantzen, Senior Director Construction EMEA
It’s no secret that the construction sector is experiencing a severe skills shortage across Europe. Digitalisation, the transition towards a greener economy and demographic changes have all increased this gap. According to the Skills for Jobs Database by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), at least 80 million workers in Europe are mismatched in terms of qualifications. With the UK’s exit from the European Union set for the 31st October, existing issues are amplified by the uncertainty of labour flow across Europe. It has therefore never been more pressing to find a practical solution.
Topcon and Skanska share construction best practice...
Topcon Positioning Group and its client Skanska recently played host to a delegation of senior construction professionals and government ministers from Japan to share their expertise in using technology to improve productivity when delivering construction projects.
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