September’s presentation is the Next Generation and addresses the current property/facility manager skills gap. As buildings and properties get smarter, more property/facility professionals will be needed to keep them that way. Yet virtually no one under 22 has any idea this career exists. While there are degree programs starting to pop up, a huge question remains – how do we tell high school students about this career prior to choosing a school and path?
The FM Pipeline team is comprised of several passionate volunteers from industry and academia who created the first scalable FM introduction competition through SkillsUSA, the nation’s second largest CTSO. The Facilithon team not only answered the question of “how do we connect to the next generation?” but answered the majority of other critical soft questions surrounding the skills gap issue in relation to student perception and internal challenges of voluntary chapter engagement.
Jim Zirbel, FM Pipeline Co-Director, will share their story and Facilithon’s stellar success in 2015, its national expansion since 2016, how your chapter can meet the next generation and own your outcomes locally.
Wednesday, September 7; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
11:30 AM Check-in and Lunch | 12:00 PM Presentation
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