​Skills USA - FM Pipeline 

The FM Pipeline team is a group of facility management volunteers whom, like the IFMA Foundation, are excited about helping make FM a Career of Choice.  They are doing so by partnering with an organization called SkillsUSA which reaches thousands of students nationwide and are part of a larger organization, Global Skills.  SkillsUSA students are already in several related fields including Architecture and Construction, Business Management and Administration, Communications, IT, Logistics, Human Services, Finance, Engineering, and Sustainability.   The FM Pipeline team helps local chapters dial in to their annual state SkillsUSA competitions, exposing these students to the world of FM through a competition called The Facilithon.  The Facilithon is a 50-Question Test, 5-minute Role-Play, and 3-minute emergency response scenario geared to convey the student's ability to think on one's feet and give them a taste of what it's like to be a Facility Manager. For more information about the FM Pipeline, visit their website at www.fmpipeline.org


About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap.  This nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive.  Founded in 1965 and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 300,000 member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges.  This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trades, technical and skilled service occupations, the majority STEM-related.  More than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA at the national level.  SkillsUSA programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.  Local, state, and national championships, designed and judged by industry, set relevant standards for career and technical education and provide needed recognition to its students.  SkillsUSA also offers technical skill assessments and other workplace credentials.  For more information about SkillsUSA, visit their website at www.skillsusa.org


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