While America is facing an unprecedented skilled labor shortage, the university is investing in its own staff to create a pathway to career development.
“We need to find creative ways to recruit and retain skilled trades workers,” said Mark Conselyea, associate vice president of Facilities Operations and Development (FOD). “The new Facilities Maintenance Associate Trainee Program aligns with this goal as well as a commitment to provide professional development opportunities.”
In summer 2019, FOD, and the Office of Student Life, in partnership with Ohio State’s Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), launched the Facilities Maintenance Associate...
It’s a chance for qualified staff to take their work skills to the next level with the university's Facilities Maintenance Associate Trainee Program. FOD's Senior Business Operations Analyst Desiree Weber oversees the project.
“The program creates a pipeline of talent from service titles into skilled trades,” Weber said. “We want to develop talent within. It’s a highly competitive market, and we realize we have a great resource if we tap into it.”
Participants go through classroom instruction, assessment, certifications, learning interventions, mentorship, and on-the-job training.
Nine Facilities Operations and Development participants and three Student Life participants, from...
On a crisp October day at Mirror Lake, senior Michael Madson surmises why dissolved solids in the lake have dropped in the past few months.
He discusses a few hypotheses with Audrey Sawyer, assistant professor of earth sciences. Could it be seasonal? Or manmade: The fact that the renovation of the lake is completed and construction work is no longer stirring up the lake’s sediment? Maybe it’s biological, caused by algae and plants growing in the lake. Or a more complicated possibility: The lake is currently supplied by both city water and groundwater from a limestone aquifer, and the...
The construction team will soon be packing up its equipment, as renovations of the historic Pomerene Hall are nearing completion. Late May 2018 is the target date for the new tenants of the building to start moving in. Pomerene Hall will house Translational Data Analytics, the Undergraduate Data Analytics Major and the Department of History of Art. Read more about the project.
Pomerene Hall was featured as part of A&P Communications' video series, Buck-Eye View, which gives the audience an in-depth view of construction projects and historic buildings on The Ohio State University campus. View the...
Moving day is not far off for the new tenants of Pomerene Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University.
A tour last week reveals that more than a year of construction has turned one of the classic buildings on campus into a modern monument to advanced teaching and learning. Through the clamor of nail guns, circular saws and drills, the renovations are reaching their final stages.
In alignment with the university’s sustainability goals , FOD continues to support Zero Waste efforts at Ohio Stadium. Working with “I Am Change Outreach,” a non-profit mentorship program of area high school and college students and volunteers assist fans at the Zero Waste stations on Ohio State football game days. The students help Buckeye fans recycle and compost correctly and, in return, The Ohio State University Department of Athletics contributes to student scholarships supporting access and affordability.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University is taking a major step forward with the development of a new hospital and ambulatory center that, combined with modern educational space, will enhance a unified Wexner Medical Center complex providing cutting-edge research, outstanding clinical training and world-class patient care.
The university today announced requests for qualifications seeking design professionals for the inpatient tower and outpatient care facility that are key components of this bold plan.
The time for sweeping modernization is now, university officials say. The medical center closed out its most financially successful fiscal year in June, and the...