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Tertiary Education and the Building Manager

As you may be aware, the role of the facilities or building manager has evolved immeasurably in recent years. This continued evolution of industry highlights the increasing need of tertiary training for practising facilities and building managers.

What are the advantages of Tertiary qualifications?

There is certainly credibility to the sentiment that experience cannot be circumvented; however with the maturity of the facilities management industry sector comes a real opportunity for candidates to gain invaluable exposure to the most current methodology and practising frameworks through formal training and education.

In addition to ensuring your asset is managed in accordance with the most effective methodology and operating techniques, it is imperative to ensure your asset or business is equipped in these areas.

What qualifications are necessary to ensure the highest calibre of candidate for my business/asset?

While there is no one specific qualification that will ensure your management is at the forefront of industry practices, there are a range of formal training options available to candidates in order to ensure a professional approach to the facilities management discipline.

Traditionally the sector hosted a range of former tradesman filling these positions, however as the skill set required evolved in areas such as account keeping, financial management, IT, asset planning, risk management, security and emergency management; these particular candidates generally evidenced a skill set shortage in order to adequately complete the tasks required. This shift highlighted the necessity for additional education and training.

In addition to equipping candidates with skill set required, educational providers align themselves with peak industry bodies to ensure candidates are afforded the most current and conclusive information in industry.

What are the disciplines that a facilities or building manager may require formal education?

There are a myriad of correlated disciplines in the built environment that facilities or building managers need to a working understanding of to operate efficiently.

Examples of these are areas are:

- Facilities Management;

- Project Management;

- Occupational Health Safety and Environment;

- Environmental Sustainability;

- Engineering;

- Construction; &

- Valuation.

Further the accessibility to educational providers is now more than ever attainable with a multitude of courses and delivery methods available to managers at all levels of expertise and experience.

For those in the strata space or part of an executive committee, there is a legislative requirement pursuant to the strata Schemes Management Act (1996 – SECT 113) to ensure that you have engaged the services of a suitably and professionally qualified candidate.

STRATA SCHEMES MANAGEMENT ACT 1996 – SECT 13

2) An owner’s corporation must ensure that any person employed to assist it in the exercise of a function has the qualification required by this ACT for the exercise of that function.

With the ever increasing emphasis on ‘green’ initiatives or environmental sustainability in the built environment, it is now imperative for practitioners, building owners and managers to align operations with the most efficient and modern frameworks available.

We recommend that you enquire with your existing management to check the on the suitability of your existing candidate.

Career and Training Options for Massage Therapy

There are many decisions to make when looking to obtain an education from an accredited massage therapy school. Career and training options for massage therapy are available in different areas and levels to ensure you obtain the education you need. Preparing for a career as a massage therapist can require hands on training as well as traditional coursework. Schools and colleges allow you to obtain an education that is catered to your needs. Start by researching programs to learn about the ones that will fit you individual goals.

Accredited learning programs that provide massage therapy training offer various options for you to choose from. You have the option of obtaining a certificate or degree which can take several months or two years. You will also need to choose the specific area that you wish to train in as this field offers numerous possibilities. The level of training and specialized areas that you decide to complete for training can help you to decide on the career you will pursue. There are a number of occupations that can be entered once you gain a massage therapy education.

Career possibilities can include working as a variety of professions in the alternative healing world. You can study to become a:

  • Massage Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Reflexologist
  • Natural Healer

The different career options will determine which courses you must complete as well as where you will be able to find employment. Entering the workforce will allow you to find employment in:

  • Spas
  • Clinics
  • Cruise Ships
  • Hospitals

…and other various places. After finding the school or college that fits your needs you can begin completing coursework and learning how to provide relief from physical and mental pain and stress by using various hands on techniques by massaging different muscles.

Coursework will give you the skills that you will need in order to carry out tasks that are involved with massage therapy. This can include massaging the hands, feet, head, back, legs and arms, as well as providing a relaxing atmosphere for your clients. Accredited educational programs and training facilities provide reflexology training, and studies in anatomy, myotherapy, physiology, shiatsu, chakra stimulation, and more. You can also train in acupressure, chiropractics, meditation, kinesiology, and other relative subjects. Researching programs can help you find the best one for your training needs, so start by learning about the options available to you.

When pursuing a career and education from an accredited massage therapy schools you should research a number of programs to ensure you find the one that offers the training you desire. The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (http://www.comta.org/) is capable of accrediting schools and colleges that offer quality career preparation in this field. Enrolling in an accredited school will guarantee that you obtain the skills and knowledge you will need to be successful. You can begin the path to the career you dream of by finding a program, enrolling today and completing the training that is available to you.

DISCLAIMER: Above is a GENERIC OUTLINE and may or may not depict precise methods, courses and/or focuses related to ANY ONE specific school(s) that may or may not be advertised on HolisticJunction.com.

Education and Motivation Make You a Winner!

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude”. – Thomas Jefferson

Real Estate is like no other business I have ever encountered in my entire life of various companies and careers. This may come as a shock to some folks but I actually don’t like Realtors. Truthfully, I can’t stand the large majority of “so called” Realtors. Most of them are in real estate because they can’t or won’t work for anybody else. That being said I love real estate professionals. The true business people in our industry are something to behold. A real estate professional adapts to the market day in and day out, year end and year out. A true real estate professional never panics; they stay focused on the prize. Market variations rarely if ever catch them by surprise. You see, they are prepared to adapt and continue on the road to success no matter what happens. They’re not “good time, part time Charlie’s” they are here for the long haul. They adjust with the market they have seen coming. Real estate schools for years have made a living implying people would get rich selling real estate, when in reality, they teach them to pass the real estate test and rarely anything more. We have new agents everyday visiting “Now What” that can’t understand why customers aren’t beating down their door with business, only to find out they weren’t told about sales and marketing or how to develop even a basic business plan.

Imagine a scenario where we basically say “here is your diploma (license) now go out and succeed”. A school teacher has to student teach to learn the ins and outs of her chosen profession and police officers rides with a senior partner till they learn the ropes. A plumber even serves an apprenticeship. I find it truly amazing that the guy that fixes the toilet in your nice new home probably has a better idea of what a business plan is than the Realtor that sold you the home in the first place. We founded “Now What” to correct this problem in the Real Estate profession. By some estimates there may be only 5% of the active and licensed Realtors actually making a living in the business today. That means 95% are not making a career out of the industry they are trained in. It’s the lowest percentage of any trained profession in our country. And, it all boils down to EDUCATION and MOTIVATION. You see if you lack either education or motivation you’re doomed from the start. Oh, there is no shortage of folks that will break you, telling you how to be successful. If you just buy this or spend that you can’t fail they’ll promise. And the more you spend the more successful “they” become.

Well I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to spend a fortune to be successful in the real estate business. However, you do need to be creative, fearless and of course have a plan. There is a whole industry almost as large as the real estate industry that makes billions selling to you the Realtor. Almost all is created by someone who is not even in the business today. I for one want to know “HOW YOUR DOING IT TODAY” not how you did it 10 years ago. That’s why we still have an active real estate company today. We deal with the same problems and market conditions you do on a daily basis. That’s right were out there on that plank with you. We deal with the same loan companies and customers you do. And guess what? We make a nice living at it and so should you. Do we have set backs? You bet we do, but those are lessons and they prepare us for the future. If you do everything right all the time how are you going to learn anything? Also, it means you’re not pushing yourself hard enough if you make the right decision 100% of the time. I look at results when it comes to people in our companies. If they learn from their mistakes and keep moving forward, I have no problem with them. Most of the time a mistake equals progress and progress always equals profit.