Skills shortage in transportation engineering - education perspective

Show simple item record Mabusela, K.E.
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (30th : 2011 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa 2011-09-30T11:14:48Z 2011-09-30T11:14:48Z 2011-07
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 30th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 11-14 July 2011 "Africa on the Move", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_US
dc.description.abstract When navigating through the American pavement website of one identifies South Africa's CSlR as one of the participants in this informative websites. Apart from this, South Africa's contribution in the current state of art in Pavement Engineering is well recognized internationally (Monismith, 2004). In his presentation Monismith continually made reference to work of South African engineers such as P. Rigden, C.Freeme, H. Maree and others. An inference that one makes from the above is that at some point in time in history this country was doing very well in terms of quality of engineers that were produced. However, there is an outcry at the moment that engineering field is facing serous skills shortage from two perspectives, numbers and competence. This situation is more prevalent in government, arms-length institutions, local government and also institutions of higher learning. This is attributed to failure of above mentioned institutions to retain staff. Apart from this there has also been brain-drain to the disadvantage of South Africa to overseas countries. en_US
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dc.format.extent 8 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mabusela, KE 2011, 'Skills shortage in transportation engineering - education perspective', Paper presented to the 30th Annual Southern African Transport Conference, South Africa, 11-14 July. pp. 676-683 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781920017514
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Document Transformation Technologies en_US
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2011
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Skills shortage en_US
dc.subject Transportation engineering en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Southern Africa
dc.title Skills shortage in transportation engineering - education perspective en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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