The Project Management Apprenticeship Program (PMAP) is in its fourth year of helping fast track a cohort of elite, PM-focused students to have a career in project management.
This year’s program will feature bi-weekly check-ins for mentees and mentors; bimonthly meet-ups to foster networking amongst mentees and mentors; and study sessions that will be led by a PMAP Alumni who was successful at taking the CAPM exam. Mentees will be assigned to a portfolio within the Canadian West Coast Chapter to gain exposure to Chapter activities. Mentors can earn PDUs while mentoring
The 2018/19 will run between June 2018 and January 2019. We will be accepting applications to become a mentee or mentor between April 17, 2018 and May 20, 2018.
Here are the major events that we have planned for this year:
- Jun 21, 2018 evening In-person Orientation & Icebreaker
- Jul 5, 2018 evening In-person Meet-up #1
- Sep 13, 2018 evening In-person Meet-up #2
- Nov 29, 2018 evening In-person Meet-up #3
- Jan 18, 2019 evening In-person PMAP Completion Celebration
What does the program provide?
1. Get a Mentor
Wise words and war stories are needed to bridge the gap from theory to practice. Mentees will meet twice a month with their mentors throughout the program to learn about the field of project management.
2. Get Involved
To become part of the PM community, one has to actively give back. Mentees in each cohort will work together to plan and execute a project. PMAP students will be working with the PMI CWCC portfolios to gain project management experience while guided by their respective mentors.
3. Get Noticed
Time to leave campus and get noticed! Mentees will be given exclusive access to PMI monthly dinners and professional conferences. These events will be an ideal opportunity for participants to build their network and to be exposed to various job opportunities.
4. Get Certified
PMAP provides its mentees with the opportunity to be CAPM certified - a highly valued accreditation that provides them an edge in the job market. Expect a weekly study session to help you prepare for the CAPM exam run once a week from the beginning of July to the end of September. Each week, our CAM Exam Preparation Lead will go through select PMBOK topics and provide tips and tricks to help you pass the exam!
Mentees will be reimbursed CAPM exam fees subject to passing.
What does the program provide for mentors?
PMAP is a rewarding experience where you give back to the project management community by mentoring a PM focused student. Give wise words and war stories to bridge the gap from theory to practice. While you mentor, you can also earn up to 12 PDUs on all three pillars of the PMI Talent Triangle while you mentor.
What you earn will be subject to the number of hours you meet-up with your mentee and the dialogue's topic.
What are the requirements to join the program?
- Be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. We welcome both part-time and full-time students.
- Be currently enrolled in a project management course or have recently completed a project management course that’s at least 23-hours in length
- Be available to commit 10 to 20 hours a month (~2.5 to 5 hours a week) between June 2018 and January 2019
- Be a student member of PMI and PMI CWCC
- Tell us a bit about yourself through our application form – we want to get to know you better so we can pair you with your ideal mentor
- Be a certified PMP, PfMP, PgMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, or PMI-RMP; or have three years of project experience under your belt
- Be available to commit 2.5 hours a month between June 2018 and January 2019
- Be willing to share your project experiences – the successes and the pitfalls
- Tell us a bit about yourself through our application form – we want to get to know you better so we can pair you with your ideal mentee
Note that we will only be accepting up to 8 mentees and 8 mentors for the 2017/18 cohort to ensure a quality program.
Raisa Crisologo, Director of Mentees
Raisa will the only experienced PMAP Director for 2018/19. In 2017/18, she was the Director of Process and University Outreach. Raisa graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Business Technology Management Certificate from Simon Fraser University in 2016. Raisa currently works with Sterling Talent Solutions as a Data Management Coordinator.
Aizaz Khan, Director of Mentors
Aizaz heard about PMAP during his university studies. Aizaz is now graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administrator from Simon Fraser University in 2016. Aizaz currently works with Rogers Communications as a Customer Service Consultant.
Rebecca Yao, Director of Operations
Rebecca was a mentee of the 2016/17 intake of the PMAP and successfully passed the CAPM exam through the program. Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administrator and Business Analytics and Decision Making Certificate from Simon Fraser University in 2016. Rebecca currently works with Vancouver Coastal Health as a Junior Decision Support Advisor.
Malharkumar Patel, CAPM Exam Preparation Lead
Malharkumar was a mentee in the 2017/18 intake of PMAP and successfully passed the CAPM exam through the program. Malharkumar has a background in mining engineering and complemented it with an Associate Certificate in Project Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Malharhumar currently works with Brygid Technologies Corp. as a Customer Service Representative.
How do I apply to become a mentee or mentor?
If you have any questions regarding the program, you can contact the PMAP Directors at email@example.com