|Maintenance Apprenticeship Program
Finding a qualified maintenance professional can be challenging. In fact, there has been a shortage of finding such professionals, which has impacted the property management industry for a while. But the good news is there are many apartment associations and organizations out there that are creating training programs for maintenance apprenticeships. These types of programs help apartments find quality workers while giving interested individuals a chance to get hands-on experience, making it a win-win for everyone!
With so many apartments being build these days, this sort of program is amazing for individuals who want to secure a job in a booming industry. Usually, these programs are only for a short time, with many averaging about six weeks of time. All are designed to train potential maintenance professional (with little or no experience) and consists of both in-class and on-site training, usually paid. Students will do both parts simultaneously over the duration of the training program, providing them with the ins and outs of what it takes to be maintenance professionals for properties.
At the end of the program, individuals will receive all the knowledge needed for the job, as well as a certificate of completion and possibly help securing an actual maintenance positions. And, many programs also provide students with the necessary classroom requirements for the nationally accredited Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technician if they choose to take the test.
Training included in these sort of maintenance apprenticeship programs include HVAC, plumbing, interior/exterior repair, appliance repair, electrical and everything else as it relates to a maintenance position at a property. Training days are typically eight-hour days, just like a normal workday and are usually always during the week.
These sort of programs benefit property managers because they teach prospective employees the ins and outs of the job so that they already know what to expect when hired. It also makes it easier for them to find qualified professionals who have been trained specifically for these types of jobs!
So make sure to look for local maintenance apprenticeship programs when you’re looking for qualified maintenance employees!