The Project Management Apprenticeship Program (PMAP) is in its fifth 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 subject matter expert of the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) exam. Mentees will be assigned to a portfolio within the Canadian West Coast Chapter to gain volunteering experience and exposure to Chapter activities. Mentors can earn PDUs while mentoring.
The 2019 cohort will run between January 2019 and July 2019. We will be accepting applications to become a mentee or mentor between November 1, 2018 and December 12, 2018.
Here are the major events that we have planned for this year:
- January 23, 2019 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) Orientation & Icebreaker
- February 7, 2019 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) Puzzle building session
- April 11, 2019 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) Portfolio show and tell
- June 13, 2019 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) In-person Meet-up
- June 20, 2019 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) Mock CAPM exam
- July 18, 2019 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) 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. PMAP students will be working with the PMI CWCC portfolios to gain project management experience while receiving guidance from their 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, be exposed to various job opportunities, and become educated on important issues through TED Talk-style presentations.
4. Get Certified
PMAP provides its mentees with the opportunity to be CAPM certified - a highly valued accreditation that provides them with an edge in the job market. Weekly study sessions to help you prepare for the CAPM exam run from the beginning of February to the end of May. Each week, our CAPM 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.
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 or just graduated from 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 January 2019 and June 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 January 2019 and June 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
Please be advised that a maximum of 7 mentees and 7 mentors will be accepted for the 2019 cohort to ensure a quality program.
Raisa Crisologo, Director
In 2017/18, Raisa 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.
Brian was a mentee of the 2018 PMAP cohort. He will graduate in June 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in HR, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.
Mitchell Wong, Director
Mitchell was a mentee of the 2018 cohort of PMAP. Mitchell graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in MIS and Operations Management in 2018 and now works with WorkSafeBC as a Business Support Analyst.
Rebecca Yao, Director
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.
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