Building Operator Pathway With Energy Association of Iowa Schools
GROW YOUR SCHOOL’S CTE PROGRAMS (AND FUTURE STAFF!) WITH THE BOP PROGRAM FROM EAIS
We Help students learn to operate and maintain buildings as a profession.
Is your school district having trouble finding building operations staff and/or searching for more student work-based learning/Career and Technical Education opportunities? The EAIS Building Operator Pathway (BOP) is for you! This two-year learning experience offers:
- OSHA 10-hour training card
- 360 hours of hands-on experience for students
- College credits in high school
- Introduction to national Building Operator Certificate (BOC) of Completion
- PD for current staff at no additional cost
- Growing your own future staff
HOW TO BRING THE BUILDING OPERATOR PATHWAY TO YOUR SCHOOL
Your Iowa school district wants to provide more student work-based learning opportunities and also wants to “grow your own” building operators for future job openings in your school and community.
Your school facility manager or another area industry facility manager is interested in mentoring and supervising junior and senior high school students in a 2-3 day/week internship. S/he commits to the two-year pathway.
Your school recruits two incoming junior students interested in hands-on challenges, energy efficiency, safety, maintenance and how building systems work. They commit to the two-year pathway which includes classwork and internship work each week .
You enroll your team of one facility manager and two students in the BOP. For one hour every-other-school day, students will have class either virtually or in person. On the “other” days students will work onsite with a facility manager– and help complete building maintenance tasks!
Your school/area industry building operator will have expanded knowledge that helps buildings run more efficiently AND your students are qualified to begin a new career in a high-demand area!
Are You a Student Interested in Participating in the Building Operator Pathway? Get Connected With EAIS!
THE CREATION OF THE BUILDING OPERATOR PATHWAY
Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) created the BOP with input from school superintendents and building operators/facility managers. Our partner is Southwestern Community College. A limited number of spaces for the 2023-25 cohort group are available on a first-come, first served basis and a two-year commitment is required.
This pathway is super affordable for schools to offer students in comparison to other CTE programs! School district cost per student will only be approximately $2,725 per year before state supplemental weighting covers the majority. That’s #ChillerThanAnAC!