This article by Betsy Conroy, published by Smart Building Technologies on September 7. 2022, discusses the growing demand for skilled professionals in the smart building industry and the need for workforce development programs to train individuals for these positions. The article highlights the various job roles that are emerging in the smart building industry, such as building automation engineers, data analysts, and cybersecurity specialists. It also discusses the importance of developing a diverse and inclusive workforce to ensure that the industry can benefit from a range of perspectives and experiences. The article suggests that industry stakeholders should collaborate to create training programs and apprenticeships that can help individuals acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the smart building industry. Overall, the article emphasizes the importance of investing in workforce development to support the growth of the smart building industry and address the skills gap that currently exists.

Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Cloud & Data Analytics, Distance Learning/Training, Employee Productivity, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Post-COVID-19,  System Integrator, Training, ACEEE, Employment, NEEC, STEM, IFMA

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