IFMA seals pact with Max-Migold on training
To deepen capacity for practical facility management knowledge and skills among practitioners in the country, The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Nigeria chapter, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Max-Migold Limited to deliver world-class training services to corporate organisations and individual professionals in the industry.
According to the two parties, the collaboration is expected to bring to the attention of concerned stakeholders in Nigeria, the need to foster collective actions for development in the industry.
While speaking at the signing ceremony, the President of IFMA Nigeria, Pius Iwundu noted that the training collaboration would create more awareness about facility management in Nigeria observed that it would address the challenges of the nation’s poor maintenance culture.
However, he revealed that public campaigns would be carried out at Industries, public offices, Government agencies and Parastatals and other places where good Facility Management culture can have major and positive impact.
Under new arrangement, IFMA Nigeria will continue to organize training sessions and issue certificates to participants while Max-Migold will lead the academic development process, working with a team of experienced and certified faculties and facilitators.
In his comments, the Chief Executive Officer, Max-Migold, Paul Erubami cited unavailability of undergraduate degree and diploma programmes for facility management and the high cost of foreign professional training as factors that necessitated the development of local training offerings such as the ones being championed by the partnership.
He added that with the partnership, practitioners can now gain the skills and tools to operate their buildings sustainably, cost effectively, and proactively as well as execute maintenance strategies and deliver on occupant services such as Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Mechanical and Electrical, janitorial cleaning, Horticulture, fumigation, Health and Safety. He added that other benefits include increasing asset quality and value through maintenance, as well as ensuring business continuity through risk management and emergency preparedness.
According to the agreement, the training packages available would cater for the needs of business executives, procurement, admin and corporate service leaders who require the cost-effective and sustainable services of facility managements whether in-house or outsourced to achieve the strategic missions of their organizations.