Skills Studies 2018


Findings from skills studies are powerful data sources and need to be regularly conducted to update intelligence on skills needs at enterprise level. The HRDC’s Skills Studies 2018 provide more up to date findings to relevant stakeholders. The study includes analysis of emerging sectors over and above the main traditional industrial sectors and involves industry associations as from the validation of data collection instruments stage. It also attempts to give a more accurate picture of skills gap in various sectors as well as shed light on employers’ views of importance of STEM skills in their workforce.

Objectives of Skills Studies 2018

The objectives of the study are to find out the current patterns of skills in the traditional major industrial sectors, as well as assessing the skills needs in the short, medium and longer term. This study also provides an indication of the different skills needs which would be required in less developed industrial sectors.

Sectors covered include:

  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Financial and Insurance Services activities
  • Business Services (Professional, scientific and technical activities) and Real Estates
  • ICT - BPO
  • Wholesale and retail trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
  • Textile
  • Freight, Logistic and Transport, Storage
  • Manufacturing (Non-textile)
  • Agriculture
  • Construction and allied services
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