IFMA Foundation to oversee recognized degree programs
With an eye on the future of the facility management industry, the International Facility Management Association Foundation will oversee recognized degree programs at IFMA-certified universities.
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation may be coming to a college near you. With an eye on the future of the facility management industry, the IFMA Foundation will now oversee recognized degree programs %%MDASSML%% facility management degree plans at IFMA-certified universities %%MDASSML%% and establish a director of academic programs to support them.
“Moving the recognized degree programs into the IFMA Foundation will increase the number and quality of formal education programs in facility management and bring together the industry and students so that both benefit,” said Kathy Roper, CFM, CFMJ, MCR, LEED AP, chair of the Recognized Degree Program Committee and a professor at Georgia Tech. “I’m excited about this opportunity and hope that facility managers see the value in education for future managers within our organizations.”
As the facility management industry continues to grow and gain international recognition, there is an increased need for qualified facility managers. Recognized Degree Programs not only meet this need, but also elevate the status of the facility management industry within the academic community.
Read more about the program here .
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