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Creditable credentials decrease educational burdens on building operators and maintenance workers with a desire to improve their self-worth.  Having reliable credentials enable employers the opportunity to expediently and effectively fill job openings. This option is vitally needed with the ever increasing list of costly deferred building maintenance, especially in government departments and schools throughout the United States and abroad.  

Today creditable credentials from a global organization with accelerated training programs, is more needed than ever before. Giving the growing need for persons with building operation/maintenance work experience, and the rapidly decrease in building operators and building maintenance workers over the past decade, SOFES is more positioned to review and certify those with and without self-taught skills.

In the migration of people, especially to the United States and the need for safer and better up kept buildings now manned by fewer workers, SOFES certified persons with self-taught skills and veterans of US Armed Forces are needed. This need is evidence with the losses in seasoned skilled building operators and maintenance workers over the past several decades,.

Certifications are increasingly becoming more global with virtual and on-the-job learning being key to the employment of facility operators and maintenance workers, facility resources, and ultimately facility upkeep.  SOFES in recognizing the need for creditable certifications, verified through knowledge and skills, advocate on behalf of building operators and maintenance workers.

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If you have knowledge and experience in building operations and maintenance and you’d like to verify your skills, then SOFES is an excellent choice for you.

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