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Exploring Vocational Guidance and Gender in Construction

V Francis, A Prosser

International Journal of Construction Education and Research | routledge | Published : 2014


Construction, as an industry with ongoing skills shortages, needs to develop better ways to attract and retain new male and female employees. Career counselors play a pivotal role in providing vocational guidance to young people exploring career options. Career counselors' perceptions of construction as a career for young people were examined. A questionnaire investigated their knowledge of construction, perceptions of the industry being a good vocation for both genders, and the reported frequency with which they directed young people to consider construction. Comparisons using t-tests found career counselors perceived construction to be a better career option for males, and directed males m..

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