A press release issued by the firm said the initiative is aimed at meeting the need for a formal academic approach to empowering aspirant candidates for a career in Facilities Management (FM), which is one of the fastest-growing real estate services verticals today.
These co-created training and certification modules will be delivered by combining classroom learning with live apprenticeships in leading corporates. The three firms will jointly develop and deploy a rigorous education and placement programmefor aspiring FM talent.
The release said with real estate in the country advancing towards increasedcorporatisation, there has been an increased demand for industry-ready FM professionals. However, it said, this domain has so far relied heavily on unstructured ‘learn-on-the-job’ apprenticeships, without the assurance of governance or quality-imparting institutions.
The new certification programme will address this gap and impart pertinent industry knowledge through a mix of both formal academic instructions and intensive practical applications.
SandeepSethi, Managing Director – Integrated Facilities Management, JLL West Asia, is confident that this project will be a key differentiator for the FM talent landscape. He says, “This unique co-creation between industry and academia is directly aligned to Prime Minister Modi’s vision of Skill India to leverage India’s potential demographic dividend. It is also in line with JLL’s corporate citizenship and sustainability mission of triple bottom-line contribution towards people, planet and profit.”