The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Macau Institute of Management (MIM) in order to expand the availability of facility management (FM) resources and professional training in the Macau, China region.
MIM will also assist cleaning professionals in the region with achieving IFMA credential designations.
According to a press release, the agreement was signed on March 6 at the Macau Military Club by Paul Tse, chairman of the MIM board of directors, and Graham Tier chair of IFMA’s global board of directors.
The agreement marks the first formal user adoption of the IFMA Foundation’s FM Training and Development Framework as the basis for property and facility management industry training.
“It’s a great honour to continue IFMA’s tradition of international co-operation by formally launching a strategic agreement with MIM in the spirit of our long and productive relationship,” Tier said .
Tse added that the strategic partnership agreement will create value for members of both organizations, particularly in the area of FM training and professional development.
It will also provide international and local dialogue and networking between the organization’s professional members while developing and maintaining high standards of professional conduct. Together, IFMA and MIM will support the FM field with information and education while expanding public understanding of FM and its role in organizations.