CCIM Education via the Florida CCIM Chapter, which consists of 8 districts, is definitely on the up-track, just like our economy, with steady growth both on the number of courses and number of students per class.
Throughout 2016, the Florida CCIM Chapter plans to offer 15 Core classes (CI-101 – 5 classes, CI-102 – 4 Classes, CI-103 – 3 Classes, CI-104 – 3 Classes) and several Foundation classes.
To date, Florida CCIM has held 4 core classes, with a total of 114 students taking advantage of the CI-101, CI-102, and CI-103 & CI-104 classes.
Additionally, Florida CCIM hosted a pilot Blended CI-101 class, held in Orlando. The Blended format combines online instructor-led classes with only 1-1/2 days of classroom instruction (traditional classroom core classes last for 4 days). Many students gave very positive feedback on the Blended format, citing they did not have to miss 4 consecutive days from work. The CCIM Institute is planning to offer other core classes in this format in the near future.
“This is going to be, by far our most active year for Florida CCIM education classes in some time,” explains Ajay Babbar, 2016 Vice President for Education. Babbar adds, “It means more opportunity for students and candidates to complete their education requirements and network with students, local CCIM designees and CCIM Instructors.”[.pullquote]
This heavy agenda of classes is increased from last year, which was quite busy as well. In 2015, the Florida CCIM Chapter experienced an active year for CCIM Education classes compared to the last few years; a total of 12 classes were hosted among the 8 districts:
- 10 Core classes (CI-101 to CI-104)
- 2 Foundations for Success (new Intro Class)
A total of 367 students attended the classes hosted by the Florida CCIM Chapter.
In addition, the districts hosted a total of six Site To Do Business (STDB) training classes in 2015. Ajay Babbar, Vice President of Education for the Florida CCIM Chapter reports reeiving great feedback on these classes and says the Chapter plans to offer Advanced STDB training this year. “Details are being worked out so districts will soon be able to put this on their training calendar,” Babbar commented.
The Core classes comprise the education component of the prestigious CCIM designation requirements.