Glenn Rasin

By: Glenn Rasin on July 3rd, 2019

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3 Reasons You Need to Attend Industry-Certified Custodial Training

Industry-certified custodial training and certification is key to setting yourself apart from others in the commercial cleaning industry. If you are a manager, supervisor, lead custodian, or if you are looking to advance into a leadership role within your cleaning team, attending custodial training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to tackle a facility’s cleaning and maintenance challenges.

43% of facility managers and in-house service providers consider certifications to a large extent when outsourcing, according to CMM’s 2019 In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey.

Janitorial training and certification demonstrates competence, improves your performance, and makes you more valuable to your employer.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of janitors and building cleaners is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

With increased demand in the market, it will be important for you to set yourself apart from other prospects and to position yourself as an expert in the field. 

In this blog, we will go over three important reasons why you should consider attending formal janitorial training:

  1. Career Advancement 
  2. Increased Confidence
  3. Expert Knowledge

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1. Career Advancement

With guidance from industry-certified experts, formal training allows you to learn and practice the most up-to-date and industry-best practices and procedures. The most effective training will integrate formal education and hands-on opportunities to provide you with the most impactful learning experience.

Janitorial training builds upon your current experience, enabling you to become more proficient in cleaning and maintenance products and procedures.

Performing tasks quickly and correctly will increase facility management’s satisfaction level. Happy employers take note of a job well done, and you are more likely to be recognized as a promotable employee.

Training certification will demonstrate to employers that you have earned credentials beyond those of your coworkers or potential job prospects, positioning you for career advancement.

2. Increased Confidence 

Custodial training will allow you to become more proficient and confident in the cleaning and maintenance procedures you are performing. The more knowledgeable you are about the cleaning challenge at hand, the easier you will be able to identify an issue, troubleshoot, and resolve the problem with the proper commercial cleaning supplies and janitorial cleaning equipment.

When you are confident about a task, you feel better about the job you are doing.  When you are happy with your job, you will have increased job satisfaction.

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3. Expert Knowledge 

Formal custodial training courses will provide you with a particular set of skills that you can use to perform cleaning and maintenance procedures at the highest level.

Formal training allows you to become an expert in your field.

With the confidence and knowledge from formal custodial training, you will have the ability to mentor your coworkers on the most up-to-date and efficient procedures.

When you make yourself a leader in the field, you will be recognized as a valuable employee. Your employer will invest more time and resources in you, helping you grow your role within the company.


Final Thoughts

Janitorial training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to be an expert in your field, helping you position yourself for future leadership opportunities and higher wages.

Set yourself apart from the rest of the industry with formal training and certification.

In the cleaning and maintenance industry, ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute offers industry-recognized training and certification. CMI education will help you improve your cleaning knowledge and performance. 

If you are interested in advancing your career and earning an industry-recognized certification, EBP offers Basic CMI Training courses taught by EBP’s CMI certified trainers.

Our hands-on course allows you to interact with the latest products and equipment while reinforcing the most up-to-date cleaning and maintenance practices. This course will guide you through key concepts, effective cleaning procedures, and an overview of the latest equipment, materials, and supplies.

The curriculum is designed to allow you to successfully complete the CMI exam, which is included as a part of the course fee. Passing the exam and earning your certification demonstrates your understanding of key cleaning and maintenance procedures.

EBP Supply Solutions is an Associate Training Partner, with dedicated training centers in each of its three locations in Milford, Connecticut; Tewksbury, Massachusetts; and Cranbury, New Jersey.

Speak to your supervisor about sponsoring your CMI training and certification today!

Visit our site for more information or to sign up today.

About Glenn Rasin

Glenn Rasin is the Chemical Specialist for EBP Supply Solutions and Lead Trainer for the EBP Training Academy, which offers CMI-certified training courses for supervisory and front-line cleaning professionals throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. He is an ISSA CMI-certified trainer, with over 35 years of experience in the janitorial and sanitation industry.