Making FM a career of choice for the future through high school outreach and FM higher education


The FM Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) - making FM a Career of Choice

The IFMA Foundation is all about making FM a Career of Choice, ensuring career pathways to an exciting and fulfilling career in FM are available to all students and individuals looking to enter the profession.  The Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) seeks to fill the growing FM workforce talent gap as more than half of today’s practitioners are expected to retire in the next 5-15 years.  We must introduce the profession to students before they make career decisions and increase the number of accredited FM degree programs worldwide for those seeking FM higher education and pointing others to IFMA credentials (FMP, SFP and CFM) and Essentials of FM training

The Foundation presented a webinar update on the GWI on March 15th, 2016 for ADP institutions.  You can view a recording of the webinar or download the slide deck..

FM Accreditation Commission / FM Accredited Degree Program (ADP)ADP-logo

The Accredited Degree Program is the leading initiative of the Foundation and where we invest the largest amount of human, volunteer, and financial resources.  Increasing the number of graduates with FM degrees entering the workforce is essential for the future of the profession.

Join us as we support the development of highly skilled and capable future leaders by promoting the expansion of accredited FM degrees offered by higher education institutions worldwide and connect with more academic institutions to ultimately increase the number colleges and universities offering degrees in Facility Management.

Additional FM higher education initiatives

Learn more about the Foundation's support of FM higher education through IFMA's FM Educators Special Interest Group, the Academic & Research track at IFMA's World Workplace Annual Conference and Expo, and the International Journal of Facility Management (ijfm) with the links on the right side of this page.

In addition, we support FM students with our scholarship program, International Student of the Year competition, and ePoster content.  Visit the student section of our website for more information.

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