May 15, 2019

Branded Group Commemorates World FM Day with Scholarship Announcement

Funding for Technical School Student to Help Bridge the Workforce Gap

In celebration of World FM Day, Branded Group, Inc has announced an annual scholarship commitment of $2,500 to a student at Brownson Technical School, an HVAC Excellence accredited school; one of just five in Calif. Brownson’s program is designed to train and certify HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) technicians in just ten months.

“As a facility maintenance company, we recognize the need for skilled talent in the facility maintenance trades, such as HVAC,” Michael Kurland, Branded Group CEO said. “It is our intention, with this scholarship, to support a Brownson student who is seeking to further their HVAC career. Brownson is an impressive technical school where 89% of graduates find work in the field of HVAC within one year of graduating.”

Brownson is the only school that offers Direct Digital Controls, which are computerized controls for industrial, commercial, and home installations. They offer building performance training and boast a 12,000 square foot HVAC lab, one of the largest in Southern California.

According to the International Facility Management Association, World FM Day is about recognition for the facility management profession. It’s a time to bring the behind-the-scenes heroes of the facilities environment into the limelight and share well-deserved thanks for keeping our facilities healthy, safe and productive.

Although World FM Day is May 1​5th, IFMA encourages celebrations throughout the month, especially during the week of May 13-17.

About Branded Group

Branded Group is an award-winning facility maintenance and construction management company servicing multi-site commercial properties. Through its “Be Better” experience, Branded Group provides clients with peace of mind and preserves their brand standards. Services include on-demand facility maintenance, construction management, and special project implementation for retail locations, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions, among other industry verticals. With its One-for-One Program, each completed service call is transformed into volunteer time with local non-profit organizations. The company is a certified Great Place to Work® and ranked #311 on the Inc. 5000.


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