IFMA Foundation Launches Facility Management (FM) Career Ambassador Kit and Speaker’s Program
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – (September 29, 2020) – The best way for anyone to learn about the field of facility management (FM) is to hear about it from someone in the profession. That’s why the FM Career Ambassador Kit and Speaker’s Program were developed in partnership with Sodexo and ImageMedia.
“Students, teachers, and career counselors need a better understanding of the wide variety of career opportunities there are in FM,” said Angela Johnson, Vice President of FM Service Development at Sodexo and an IFMA Foundation Trustee. “They also want to know about the specialized training and skills needed for these careers. The FM Career Ambassador Speaker’s Kit makes it easy for facility management professionals to present the value of a FM career to different groups including grade school students, college students, community organizations and the general public.”
FM Career Ambassadors are Facility Management professionals willing to make classroom or career fair presentations (due to COVID 19 – these will be virtual) to schools and community organizations about the field, potential careers, and the variety of pathways and opportunities in this lucrative and exciting profession.
“The IFMA Foundation is emphasizing real-world FM careers to prepare students to fill the looming talent gap. Employers looking to hire professionals in FM are reporting a shortage of qualified applicants,” said Joe Archie, IFMA Foundation Chair. “We can provide schools and career centers with business professionals who are role models from diverse work experiences for their students to learn about the FM profession and educational opportunities to a career path that can make a positive impact on society. We are grateful for the support of Sodexo and Image Media in co-creating and implementing this FM Career Ambassador Kit.”
If you would like to have an FM Career Ambassador come to your classroom or event via a video, please contact Diane Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be more involved by volunteering to be an FM Career Ambassador, please go to this link and fill out the speaker form.
To learn more about the FM Career Ambassador Kit go here
About the IFMA Foundation
Established in 1990, the IFMA Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, works for the public good to promote educational and job opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, and communities, as well as corporate sponsors and private contributors who share the belief that awareness, education and knowledge sharing improve the FM profession. To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, visit www.foundation.ifma.org.