Property consulting firm JLL India has tied up with Manpower group and EMPI Business School to offer certificate programmes in facilities management (FM) -- one of the fastest-growing real estate services verticals.
With Indian real estate advancing towards increasing corporatisation, there has been an increased demand for industry-ready facilities management professionals. However, this domain has so far relied heavily on ‘learn-on-the-job’ apprenticeships.
Sandeep Sethi, Managing Director - Integrated Facilities Management, JLL West Asia, said this project would be a key differentiator for the facilities management talent landscape. The new certification programme will address this gap and would initially be launched in Delhi and Bengaluru.
These co-created training and certification modules will be delivered by combining classroom learning with live apprenticeships in leading corporates. The three firms would jointly develop and deploy the education and placement programme.
JLL India will provide vital inputs to the curriculum, comprising of four months of classroom training and two months on-job internship. Manpower group will collaborate to ensure placements and job opportunities for the graduates, whose academic interventions will be conducted at the various EMPI campuses, a joint statement said.
“The aim of this collaborative career programme is to bridge the skills gap in India’s thriving FM sector, as well as provide candidates with the skill sets and opportunities to mould a successful career within the FM domain,” Manpower Group Director - Staffing Vishnu Dev said.
“We look forward to seeding this new area of Facilities Management in India, jointly with two global corporates such as JLL and Manpower Group”, EMPI Business School Vice President Pankaj Saran said.