ASSESSMENT OF MANPOWER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

ASSESSMENT OF MANPOWER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

ABSTRACT

This study attempts to assess the manpower training and development in Nigerian construction industry with particular reference to some selected construction industry in Nigeria. To achieve this objective, related literature was assembled, reviewed and questionnaire designed based on judgement and sampling techniques were administered. For the purpose of this study the sample size was two hundred staffs while one hundred and ninety are respondents. The hypothesis were formulated, tested and analysed. The result showed that training and development are relevant to manpower need of the construction industry in Nigeria. The analysis also shows that training and development are effective, that it has a great impact on the performance of the employees in the industry. The hypothesis also shows that the construction industry encounters constraints in seeking to realize their objectives. Lastly, the analysis indicated that training increase personnel efficiency, professional growth and motivates effective organization’s operation. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made, with a view that the survival of any construction industry depends largely on the manpower that is available and willing to work for the organization. Thereby, required very possible effort and facilities to bring the much needed revival in the Nigerian construction industry in the area manpower training and development.