Facility Management is a career that typically spans 3 to 4 decades, with strong opportunities for advancement. The demand for Facility Managers is driven by California’s robust economy and an aging workforce. There is a 30-1 ratio of Facility Managers leaving the workplace with those entering. New skills are needed in order to meet the high goals and challenges of achieving high performance operations in the built environment that California is facing. California’s Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act (SB 350) calls for 5 billion square feet of commercial floor space to achieve extremely high emission reduction levels by 2030 with full implementation of SB 350 continuing through the year 2050. The community colleges have partnered with industry leaders in launching a very successful and scalable Facility Management Pipeline Training Program statewide that equips these future facility managers with the skills. knowledge and abilities needed to assist California in meeting these important energy reduction and environmental goals.
NEWS: The future is bright for Facility Managers - see this article from the California Economic Summit.
The ECU Sector Team has secured a three-year, statewide license to the IFMA Essentials of Facility Management (EoFM) online course. This 25-hour course is available to colleges statewide at no cost. This course can be integrated into AS in Business programs along with a sequence of existing courses that align with IFMA's eleven core competencies. Regional industry advisory councils in Northern and Southern California facilitate internships and priority opportunities for employment through a statewide support agreement. Contact your local ECU Team member to learn more.
By 2032, 50% of the Existing Facilities Management Workforce Will Have Retired – Are you prepared to replace your employees?
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