Southwest Airlines and BOMI International Enter Multi-Year Training Agreement

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BOMI International partners with Southwest Airlines to to provide facility management and systems maintenance training to Southwest Airlines’ employees.

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It is a great honor for BOMI International to help Southwest Airlines provide professional development opportunities to its facilities team.

On October 25, 2016, Southwest Airlines entered into a multi-year agreement with BOMI International to provide facility management and systems maintenance training to Southwest Airlines’ employees throughout the U.S. Southwest Airlines is encouraging its facilities staff to obtain a BOMI International credential to support their career development and to enhance on-the-job performance.

As an incentive, Southwest Airline’s employees will be reimbursed for the training and receive an hourly increase upon successful completion of BOMI International’s Facilities Management Certificate (FMC) or the Building Systems Maintenance Certificate (SMC) program. BOMI International, the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education, is renowned for its internationally-recognized training and for its 46-year history of providing industry-leading credentials.

BOMI International President and CEO Jeff Horn stated, “BOMI is very proud to announce this partnership with Southwest Airlines. Southwest has a fantastic reputation and is well-known as being a great place to work, due in part to the professional development programs in place for its employees. It is a great honor for BOMI International to help Southwest Airlines provide professional development opportunities to its facilities team.”

Southwest Airlines employees can learn more about the agreement and how to take advantage of these benefits by contacting their department's Leadership Team.

About BOMI International:
BOMI International, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1970, provides critical education and expertise to industry personnel with property, facility, and building systems management responsibilities. As the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education, BOMI International delivers courses, certificate programs and industry-standard designation — Real Property Administrator (RPA®), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®), Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®), and the BOMI High-Performance Sustainable Buildings Credential (BOMI-HP™) — with a proven record of increasing job performance and company efficiency. More than 27,000 industry professionals hold one or more BOMI International designations, and over 90,000 property and facility management professionals have turned to BOMI International for their continuing education, professional development, and staff training needs. To learn more, please visit http://www.bomi.org, call 1.800.235.BOMI (2664), or e-mail service(at)bomi(dot)org.

About Southwest Airlines:
In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 53,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest operates more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season across a network of 98 destinations in the United States and seven additional countries.

With 43 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2015 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at SouthwestOneReport.com.

Southwest Airlines connects Customers to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. Southwest is committed to providing Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Employees are provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

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