How You Can Help
The AOBA Education Foundation is currently undertaking a fundraising campaign to develop solutions that address a regional workforce development challenge. The Washington, DC region faces a critical shortage of skilled workers for its robust commercial real estate industry, particularly in building engineering and operations. In late January 2018, the AEF applied to the IRS for 501(c)(3)status.
As a solution, we have launched our signature internship program, which offers students paid summer employment with some of the region’s most prestigious commercial real estate companies. More funding is needed to grow this and other planned initiatives.
We invite you to be a part of the solution by investing funding and support to help grow our program–making a larger impact in the region’s workforce and economic development goals. This is a win-win for residents in the region who are seeking meaningful careers – without the need for an expensive four-year college degree, and for property management professionals who are seeking qualified employees to work in building engineering and maintenance.
For the region’s real estate industry to succeed, we must work collaboratively with our educational institutions to resolve this workforce development challenge. The AOBA Educational Foundation is uniquely positioned to help bridge the gap between businesses who need qualified employees and students who need good jobs with strong potential for advancement.