Ross Waugh, along with the paper, presented the keynote, “The Criticality of People in the Sustainability of Infrastructure Management Service Delivery in New Zealand” at the IPWEA NZ Conference on 27th June 2019.
The IPWEA NZ Conference 2019 was held in the TSB Arena and Auditorium (Shed 6) at the Wellington Waterfront.
Ross’ paper discusses the prevailing skills shortage in New Zealand, particularly in the Engineering sector.
The Abstract’s Mini Overview states:
The reality is that this skills shortage is much wider than just engineering skills and is across the whole stack of skills needed to deliver public works services to our communities. This is becoming a core issue in our ability to sustainably deliver public works service levels in NZ and is projected to get progressively worse over the next decade.— Ross Waugh
The presentation and accompanying paper include data showing the extent and large size of the skills shortage. It also highlights the present solutions that the education, industry, and the government initiated to respond to the skill shortage issue.
Ross discusses the current industry initiatives in place, emerging technologies, and the “Looking Forward – Actions” chapter provide an optimistic and sustainable outlook in resolving the skills shortage of New Zealand.
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