UG2 Launches Facilities Maintenance Training & Innovation Lab to Build Next Generation of PHDs

New training lab will help UG2 employees advance their skills and encourage knowledge transfer; will enable UG2 to build workforce in face of talent shortage.
By: UG2
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UG2 Senior Leadership cuts the ribbon at its new Innovation & Training Lab
UG2 Senior Leadership cuts the ribbon at its new Innovation & Training Lab
BOSTON - May 23, 2019 - PRLog -- UG2, a leader in integrated facility services and solutions, has launched the UG2 Training & Innovation Lab to cultivate the next generation of world class Operations & Maintenance professionals. The new, state-of-the-art facility is designed to help UG2 expand its workforce during a time when many companies are competing for talent, particularly in the skilled trades. It is located in the company's Natick, MA facility and is part of the company's multi-tiered approach to talent development.

"UG2 is growing rapidly and we are constantly looking for what we call PHD candidates: people who are passionate, hardworking, and dedicated," says Jim Lane, SVP, Operations & Maintenance at UG2.  "Today's tight labor market combined with an aging skilled trade workforce means that we need to invest in building our team. This new training lab will help us build our team the right way and ensure that we create a sustainable source for talented O&M employees."

More than 40% of today's skilled trade positions are held by people aged 45 and up. As these workers face retirement, there is a shortage of workers to fill their spots. Many younger workers have chosen four-year college and STEM fields; Adecco estimates that 31 million skilled trade positions will be vacant by 2020.

UG2 has launched The Training & Innovation Lab to help:
  • Transfer knowledge from more experienced workers to those new to the trades.
  • Enable entry-level employees to advance in their careers by teaching them new skills. For example, General Maintenance and trades can develop their skills to qualify for licensed certifications.
  • Cross Training - Janitorial services professionals, for example, can be trained for O&M positions.
  • Keep pace with expanded scope of technology. UG2 uses many advanced technologies in delivering its services; this curriculum will help less experienced and entry-level workers build their technology skills.

The Training & Innovation Lab highlights UG2's commitment to continuous process improvement. Clients benefit from a team with enhanced skills, and can be assured that UG2 can always provide the talent needed to deliver a full suite of Operations and Maintenance services.

"Facilities maintenance is an excellent career choice, and UG2 offers a wide variety of opportunities with potential for advancement," says Lou Lanzillo, CEO at UG2. "Our PHDs are a direct line of contact with our client's customers, and the UG2 Training & Innovation Lab solidifies our reputation as a five-star facility services provider."

Curriculum at the UG2 Training & Innovation Lab includes courses on:
  • Pumps, Seals & Alignment
  • Building Automation Systems &  Tools
  • HVAC & Multi-Stack Systems
  • 5-Star Customer Service Excellence

The UG2 Training & Innovation Lab is just one of the company's cutting-edge solutions for talent development. UG2 partners with local high schools and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to match interested students with internships. UG2 also has a formal certified apprenticeship program with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

About UG2
UG2 sets a new standard for excellence in comprehensive, integrated facility services. We deliver innovative solutions, pristine environments, and a passion for customer service from a team with more than 350 years of experience in the facilities industry. Our suite of solutions include Janitorial Services, Operations & Maintenance, and Workplace Solutions for clients in Commercial, Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Life Science, Public Venue, Retail, and Industrial environments. We use advanced technologies to deliver efficient service, constantly refine our processes to ensure our team continues to lead, and emphasize a culture of excellence throughout our organization.  Founded in 2012, UG2 is based in Boston with regional offices in Washington, DC, New York City, Northern California and Chicago. UG2 has been recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held organizations in the industry. To learn more about UG2, please visit:


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