The CETA provides skills development services to the construction sector, to implement the objectives of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III) and to ensure that people obtain the critical or scarce skills that are needed to build the capacity of the construction sector to become economically sustainable and globally competitive.
To better understand the skills need in the construction industry CETA conducts research on the skills that employers need.
CETA is responsible for identifying skills gaps and developing the education and training programmes that are appropriate to address the skills shortage in line with the skills needs of the construction industry.
Labour Intensive Construction (LIC)
LIC is the economically efficient use of labour to produce as high a quality of product as demanded by the specification and allowed by the funding available. Significantly more labour is employed per unit of expenditure than in conventional capital-intensive methods of construction. Labour-intensive construction methods maximise use of unskilled labour and minimise use of capital equipment to build works at speed, quality and cost comparable with those of other methods.
Types of work suitable for LIC:
Reasons for using LIC methods