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Building Engineer Apprenticeships Needed!

Friday, May 4, 2018  

There are not enough people being attracted to the building maintenance industry.  For every five building maintenance technicians that leave the industry, only one is entering.  The industry desperately needs more young, enthusiastic people with aptitudes and desire to become part of a property management team.  

The multi-million-dollar buildings and equipment demand maintenance in the same manner that the building’s tenants would demand to have their requests taken care of.  A professional and experienced person is needed to be able to accomplish these tasks and any others that materialize throughout the day.  A program is needed to get people interested in the building maintenance industry and get them the needed professional experience.  These people will be ones that will be the Building Technicians and Chief Engineers that will be responsible for the care of the multi-million-dollar buildings and equipment of the future.

AAFAME has created a special taskforce called Career Outreach to promote our industry to potential candidates for employment in the property management field.  Some of the initial areas of interest for promotion and possible recruitment are, Vocational and Technical schools, Military placement agencies and Career fairs.

AAFAME is seeking property management companies that can offer full or part-time paid Apprenticeship programs that can be made available to those that are recruited into this industry.  The program should be designed to provide the candidates with the following:

  • Experience in a working environment
  • Meaningful work assignments with hands-on tasks
  • Introduction to corporate culture
  • A chance to network with experienced building engineers
  • Fundamental skills to be taught
  • Feedback for future employment

For more information about the apprenticeship program contact:
Tom Emerson
CertaPro Painters
Task force Chair

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