Thank You to all 200 Attendees!

“Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Facility Leaders!” was the tagline for the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability’s (OFMR) first OFMR Operations and Maintenance Career and Education Fair. Over 200 students, faculty and potential employees from 18 local trade schools and training programs attended to learn more about pursuing a facilities career at the Smithsonian.

In addition to showcases highlighting the major facilities occupations at the Smithsonian, OFMR staff also answered technical questions about the work they do, and human resources experts shared resume advice, and offered attendees guidance about how to apply for a federal position.

The Career and Education Fair reflected the benefits of OFMR working in partnership with local training programs to ensure that the Smithsonian is staffed with a workforce that is knowledgeable about the most current operations and maintenance practices.