Training, career coaching and the connections you need to break into the industry — all in one place.

We open doors for skilled trade students through on-the-job training and mentorships.
We help match companies with entry-level engineering and maintenance talent in the Washington, DC region.
We provide partner organizations with a direct pipeline to local companies that  qualified employees want to work for.

Commercial property managers often find it challenging to recruit, hire and retain building engineering professionals. The AOBA Educational Foundation (AEF) was founded precisely to address this regional workforce problem. AEF is devoted to promoting educational programs that support building operations employees at all stages of their career. A big part of this effort involves connecting job seekers with employers at all experience levels. Yes, we are helping property management firms YEAR-ROUND hire pre-screened, job-ready candidates.

Are you a job seeker looking for a career in the skilled trades?

We’ll help connect you with:

  • Ready-to-work programs;
  • Top industry employers looking to hire entry-level talent, including the companies listed below;
  • Educational programs that will give you the essential knowledge you need to build a career in the commercial real estate industry.
  • Interested in working in building operations?  Click on the link at the bottom of this page to complete the Candidate Application. After you complete this application, you will be contacted by a staff member soon.

ALSO, check out the company websites below for available positions in the DMV region. For opportunities in residential property management, visit the Career Center at the National Apartment Association’s RPM website!

Depending on the employer’s HR practices, candidates may be expected to pass a background check and/or a drug screen.

Discover career opportunities through our sponsors:

Get Started Today!

Complete the year-round Candidate Application below. You will be contacted within three business days after we receive your application.

Note: You may be asked to complete a candidate profile package which includes assessments in cognitive skills, mechanical knowledge and personality traits.  Each of the three separate assessments will take 30 minutes or less and can be completed individually on any computer.