Encouraging and enabling our maintenance and operations team members to expand their skills and advance their careers through professional development and training opportunities is essential to leading a workforce of employees who are experts in their fields and strive to maintain excellent facilities for learning.
This should most certainly include your custodial staff, which is responsible for ensuring that the educational environment is clean and healthy for students and teachers, as well as for ensuring that your facilities look clean and inviting for all who enter their doors.
A peer on the Facility Masters Listserv, Jerry Lamping, recommended the following professional development and certification programs for the custodial team: Read more…
This week I had the honor and privilege to attend and present at SchoolDude University which was held in Myrtle Beach SC. The reason I am sharing this with you is that this professional training conference was not only the most professional career development opportunity for facility directors, but also the most interesting. Over the next 2 weeks, I will be sharing some of the highlights with you – If you would like to know more about this event, you can go to http://dude.force.com/sdu12
Continuing education is essential to the success of your facility, maintenance and operations teams. We all must keep learning, whether it’s new advances in technology to improve operational processes, expanding our knowledge of industry fundamentals needed to succeed, or gaining insight and sharing best practices with our peers. Webcasts, online training, seminars and conferences all provide great opportunities to improve your knowledge.
Although most states have association conferences that offer professional development and learning opportunities, some are now organizing professional certification programs to offer additional and ongoing training for facility professionals, including everyone from the Director to the Assistant, Managers to front-line maintenance and custodial teams. Professional development should be a priority and be available to all.
Here’s what some of our peers on the Listserv shared about their states’ certification programs: Read more…