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Does Vocational Guidance Become Gendered When Discussing Construction?

Valerie Francis, Adele Prosser

Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building - Conference Series | University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) | Published : 2012


The Australian construction industry is highly reliant on the local labour force and those employed within it undertake a wide variety of roles ranging from labouring to management. In the past 20 years construction has seen record levels of employment; however lack of skilled labour is becoming problematic. Australia, like most industrialised countries, has an ageing population due to falling birth rates, increased life expectancy and the ageing of the large post-World War II ‘baby boom’ generation. Deciding on a career is one of the most fundamental activities in a young person’s life and the role of the school career counsellor is crucial in this process. This research examined secondary ..

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