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Manpower Industry Steering Committee (MISC) Construction was established under the Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC) in an effort to enhance locals’ employability and to ensure local jobseekers and graduates acquire relevant skills and competencies within the construction industry. 

Roles and responsibilities of MISC Construction are:

  • Identify the critical occupations and focuses on the type and number of jobs that are demanded by the construction industry.
  • Works with construction industry to co-develop curriculum and program that aligns with the construction industy's standards and requirements.
  • Propose a Construction Industry Competency Framework (CICF) alignment to the construction industry requirements.
  • Approve standards and accredits programs and courses.


MISC Construction has identified Top 11 (eleven) critical occupations in the construction industry. With the right plan and strategies, these occupations can be filled in by local jobseekers. The occupations are:

  1. Resident Technical Officer (RTOf)
  2. Clerk of Works (CoW)
  3. Company Site Representative (CSRep)
  4. Draughtsperson
  5. HSE Officer
  6. Heavy Goods Vehicle’s (HGV) driver
  7. Carpenter
  8. Scaffolder for Construction
  9. Building Electrician
  10. Air Conditioning Technician and
  11. Plumber / Pipe Fitter