n IMIESA - SAFCEC enterprise development programme : civil engineering and construction

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 2006, Issue 1, Jan 2006, p. 79
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... The South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) offers a unique programme for enterprise development in construction. The federation sought to do something about the extremely high failure rate of new start-up companies in the engineering industry and research into the problem identified the lack of experience in management as the crucial missing link. The challenge is to mentor, guide or coach the personnel of these new companies. The limited opportunities for individuals to gain experience in big companies these days rule out the 'normal' avenue of gaining experience and the restricted availability of 'mentors' is equally prohibitive. The solution is thus to mentor, guide or coach a prot?g? company ..

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