Four leading sponsors, 12 different certifications
By Kevin J Fisher, MBA, CAFM, CTP, Senior Consultant, Mercury Associates
This question comes up often, particularly with more-tenured fleet professionals and frequently with the constant budget pressures in many of today’s organizations, both in the private and public sectors. Today, training is available in the form of webinars, online training modules and testing, live classroom sessions at various industry association conferences, local colleges and universities.
In my experience, an investment in fleet management training and certifications pays dividends in the long run for both the organization and the employee. These dividends come in the form of more engaged and motivated employees, who are better equipped to deal with the constant pace of change and innovation in the marketplace.
This happens not only through training and certifications but by networking at industry association events with both fellow fleet professionals and vendors. Both can provide up to date information on new products and services available in the marketplace today.