TEMPE, ARIZ. (August 1, 2023) ‒ GateWay Community College and the Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA, the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, are launching facility management essentials training classes this fall.

Facility managers oversee functionality, maintenance, grounds, and security of buildings and large complexes such as hospitals, apartment buildings, and event venues. Facilities managers are leaders trained to use the latest technology and support healthy environments through sustainability and pollution reduction design. No experience is necessary, although facility managers may have experience in construction trades, project management, business, IT, architecture, engineering, or sustainability.

IFMA’s facility management introductory course is geared toward those that want to learn more about the field of facility management and are new to the profession. Classes include hands-on challenges and competitions within the facilities management field, membership to IFMA’s student chapter, networking and connections with local employers, mentorship from IFMA members, and an invitation to IFMA’s international conference.

In the spring, the Facilities Management Professional class will be offered as well as the next step towards earning certification.

The fall 2023 class schedule is on Saturdays, from September 9 to November 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:3 p.m.; and Tuesday/Thursday, from September 12 to November 14, 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Classes are held at GateWay Community College, 108. N. 40th St., Phoenix (the Washington campus).

Registration closes the day prior to the start of class. Cost of the class is $1,250 which includes all books and materials. Register here.

For more information, call Maureen Hannon at (602) 238-4323 or email her at maureen.hannon@gatewaycc.edu.

 About IFMA

 Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 24,000 members in 105 countries. The association’s members, represented in 134 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $100 billion in products and services. IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.

The Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA, formed in 1985, is one of the top association chapters in the world and winner of IFMA’s Large Chapter of the Year in 2012. It is dedicated to continuous improvement of the facility management profession by providing relevant educational and networking opportunities for its membership while supporting the community as a whole. For more information about the Phoenix chapter ifmaphoenix.org.