Rebuilding the Human Resource Capital in the Road Sector. RPF E Cape 6/7 May 2008. Background. CAPSA 07 (Summary paper; Jooste, Myburgh & Sampson)
Rebuilding the Human Resource Capital in the Road Sector
6/7 May 2008
“Overall, the review of CAPSA 07 outcomes has shown that implementation of available knowledge and tools is the domain in which most challenges remain, and in which the least progress has been made. A key cause of this is the lack of appropriate growth in human resources, and the associated loss of experienced practitioners for various reasons. A clear conclusion of CAPSA 2007 is thus that progress made with respect to asphalt pavements for southern Africa is critically dependent on human resource development, and on the development of design tools and technology transfer mechanisms that are suited to the current human resource realities of the region.”
Can the road sector deliver?
Do we have the human resources?
What can be done?
SANRAL – 149 (2007 annual report)
Supply chain from enrolment to professional registration takes a minimum of 7 years and more than 10 years to have the required experience
Trends presented in RISFSA to 2002 with some only to 1997
More up-to-date survey urgently required to identify current trends and evaluate whether current supply will meet the needs for next 10 – 15 years
138 000 employees
Figures for public sector, consultants and contractors available
“The shortcomings identified with road service delivery include to a large extent failure in coordination processes, structures and mechanisms” (eg COLTO/COTO)
How will this be achieved without building HR capacity and skills?
Road Engineering Coordinating Body
Strategic Support & Coordination of Skills Development
Information sharing & dissemination
Education & Training Coordination