The Atlanta Apartment Association is holding a free, six-week service training academy to help fill the growing need for maintenance technicians.

“This isn’t just about a steady job – it’s a career with amazing growth potential,” said Lisa Russo, the program’s coordinator. “We see individuals start as a groundskeeper and work their way from a maintenance technician to a regional supervisor. That’s something unique to us – not many industries can offer that.”

A dramatic increase in the number of apartments and townhome communities across metro Atlanta has made it tough to find trained professionals, Russo explained.

The training academy will last for six weeks.

A total of 12 candidates will be chosen to receive four industry certifications.

The course will mirror a typical work week and includes four weeks of classroom instruction and two weeks of on-the-job training.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will take part in a career fair hosted by the Atlanta Apartment Association.

In order to participate, prerequisites include the following:

  1. A valid driver’s license
  2. A high school diploma/GED
  3. Clean background and drug screening
  4. Reliable transportation to and from class which will be held at the Professional Development Center located at: 8601 Dunwoody Pl Suite 318 Atlanta, GA 30350

Applications should be completed and emailed to Lisa Russo: lrusso@atl-apt.org

The application deadline is August 6. Orientation is August 29, and classes start on September 17.