Like many industries, the facilities industry is experiencing a serious and growing skills gap, including for maintenance techs and building engineers with necessary technical maintenance skills.
There are plenty of reasons for this gap—the aging and retiring of experienced workers, the Great Resignation, the increasingly technological nature of facilities, and more. And training can’t solve all of them.
But training can help solve many of these issues. In this guide, we’ll give tips on how people acquire knowledge and develop skills, how to best use online training within a blended solution, common training needs, and more.
In this guide, you’ll learn:
- Causes of the skills gap
- How people acquire knowledge and develop skills
- Tips for common training moments—onboarding, OJT, upskilling, management training, and more
- Online training technologies and how to use them in a blended learning solution
Of course, Vector Solutions offers a learning management system (LMS) and online courses on facilities management and facilities maintenance for both job training and continuing education.