Intermediary Bodies in Apprenticeship: An Answer to Challenges in HRD in the Building and Construction Sector in Egypt Aboubakr Abdeen Badawi.
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Intermediary Bodies in Apprenticeship: An Answer to Challenges in HRD in the Building and Construction Sector in Egypt Aboubakr Abdeen Badawi
Preamble Modern apprenticeship in Egypt (MOE, PVTD, M-KH, ILO); Employment/ unemployment status; The Construction Sector (Main employer- 17% growth in 1 st Quarter of 2009); Apprenticeship in the sector (traditional/ modern, seasonality, short supply, negative image);
Importance of the Study Not many studies on apprenticeship; Innovation in Apprenticeship and: –Mitigating unemployment, –maintaining Arab Labour markets for migrant Egyptian workers, –Recruiting higher potential individuals. Help promoting partnership; Promote the need for intermediary bodies in apprenticeship.
The Problem To what extend the EFBCC intermediary role promotes enrolment in apprenticeship programmes and contribute to its quality?
methodology Analytical approach (focus on qualitative themes); In-depth interviews, using an interview form; Four categories (Scheme management, Contractors, Apprentices and their trainers/ mentors; Sample (2 + 3 + 15 + 3).
Findings Successful multi-contractor scheme; Flexible coordination and monitoring system; Role in raising awareness of target group: Career Guidance + Theory + Certification ; Assistance to enterprises with not enough experience; Still room for improvement.
Recommendations (Scheme) Deeper involvement of training enterprises (managing the scheme + Curriculum); Developing mentors training & certification; Strengthening CG of apprentices (Career prospects); Balance expansion and quality; Quality training material; Enhance documentation on the scheme; Link to international trends and research.
Recommendations (Research) Role of intermediary bodies in networking training companies with training institutions, Co-sharing the cost among companies, Monitoring off-the-job training, Certification and improving the image of modern apprenticeship schemes. Developing an appropriate model for quality apprenticeship in small enterprises (90%+) is highly recommended.