The Hyderabad skyline is changing fast and ever-evolving. The city has a whole lot of skyscrapers, be it in areas like Financial District and Kokapet, but also in areas such as Rajendranagar, Uppal, and Bachupally. It is known that the government has announced the construction of the National Academy of Construction in Madhapur to make sure that the construction industry gets a well-trained and well-skilled man force for such big and prestigious projects.
As of now, the builders of these huge skyscrapers are bringing in people from other cities and tier 2 and tier 3 centers to carry out these constructions. But the industry insiders say there is an immediate need for local talent that can meet up to the required standards.
In the past, the city used to have 5-6 floor structures, and a few civil engineers were okay to take up the projects. Now a strong team of highly-skilled 25 to 30 members are required on-site and many other sub-teams. All of them need to have a good understanding of their work and the mental agility to work on such big projects.
There is a need for professionals in areas such as building, planning, safety, besides engineers, construction managers, projects managers, store managers, marketing managers, finance and HR managers, and others, according to CREDAI national vice-president G Rami Reddy.
Also, there is a demand for quality supervisors, land supervisors, electrical, plumbing, mechanical supervisors too. Apart from them, there is lots of requirement for a skilled workforce. According to Reddy, due to the shortage of skilled workforce, the building companies are forced to give them incentives and accommodation along with pay.
Reddy suggests that apart from setting up a university, the government should also consider changing the curriculum to suit industry requirements. He adds that to fill the gap for skilled masons, electrical, plumbing, civil workers, etc., the government has to set up Mandal-level skill development centers to groom rural youth. He says it will address dual issues of providing employment to rural youth and providing a trained workforce.