Session

Civil Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment

Description

In Albania a significant number of wood-processing engineers exercise this profession in the field of manufacturing and trading of furniture. In this sector exercise their activity over 800 manufacturing entities distributed across the country with about 9,000 employees. The main purpose of the study is the assessment of wood processing engineers as perceived by the manufacturing entities and their adaptation to the requirements of the labor market . The data collected through a structured questionnaire for this purpose, are thrown into a database (where they are analyzed to generate the results given in this paper. The selection of the respondents is made by purposeful sampling, as access to a non-probability sample. The surveying method chosen is the "face to face" one. The material prepared refers to 100 surveys carried out throughout Albania. There have been selected the main manufacturing entities that operate in the field of manufacturing and trading of furniture and which are well-known in the market. The respondents are mainly wood processing engineers, experienced managers of manufacturing entities, economists etc., exercising the above mentioned profession. The study shows that the market needs wood processing engineers who are professionally skilled. The most part of respondents express themselves in favor of engineers who have carried out Master Studies in this profile. They think that scientific and economic training also matter in the formation of engineers. In Master degrees, the courses related to the field of architecture are valued higher than others. Respondents also think that Professional practice of students is paramount in the formation of a fully trained engineer. The most effective way to this goal is that the professional practice should be realized in the manufacturing, and is best if carried out through paid employment. Elements completing the profile of the wood processing engineer are also considered the knowledge of foreign languages and new technologies.

Keywords:

manufacturing entity, practice, market, wood processing

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-13-0

First Page

135

Last Page

143

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

7-11-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

7-11-2015 5:00 PM

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Assessment of wood processing engineers by requirements of leading manufacturing entities in Albania

Durres, Albania

In Albania a significant number of wood-processing engineers exercise this profession in the field of manufacturing and trading of furniture. In this sector exercise their activity over 800 manufacturing entities distributed across the country with about 9,000 employees. The main purpose of the study is the assessment of wood processing engineers as perceived by the manufacturing entities and their adaptation to the requirements of the labor market . The data collected through a structured questionnaire for this purpose, are thrown into a database (where they are analyzed to generate the results given in this paper. The selection of the respondents is made by purposeful sampling, as access to a non-probability sample. The surveying method chosen is the "face to face" one. The material prepared refers to 100 surveys carried out throughout Albania. There have been selected the main manufacturing entities that operate in the field of manufacturing and trading of furniture and which are well-known in the market. The respondents are mainly wood processing engineers, experienced managers of manufacturing entities, economists etc., exercising the above mentioned profession. The study shows that the market needs wood processing engineers who are professionally skilled. The most part of respondents express themselves in favor of engineers who have carried out Master Studies in this profile. They think that scientific and economic training also matter in the formation of engineers. In Master degrees, the courses related to the field of architecture are valued higher than others. Respondents also think that Professional practice of students is paramount in the formation of a fully trained engineer. The most effective way to this goal is that the professional practice should be realized in the manufacturing, and is best if carried out through paid employment. Elements completing the profile of the wood processing engineer are also considered the knowledge of foreign languages and new technologies.