Lack of construction graduates is critical

19th June, 2016
Patricia Byron, director general, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland; Sarah Ingle, secretary general, Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland and Caroline Spillane, director general, Engineers Ireland Colm Mahady / Fennell Photography

Three leading representative organisations in the construction-related fields have described the lack of graduates in the sector as a critical concern for the future development of Ireland and said the numbers graduating from construction-related programmes over the next two years would simply not meet the demand for those skills.

Recent research findings indicate that there will be a substantial deficit of engineering and surveying graduates to meet the predicted future demand for the construction sector...

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