Project Management Apprenticeship Program (PMAP) is a program developed by two aspiring project managers in 2013/14. PMAP seeks to help fast track elite, PM-focused students to have a career in project management.
Having implemented a very successful 2015/16 pilot program at SFU, the 2016/17 program will be expanding to 8 students at SFU, and piloting at BCIT and UBC, all of which is made possible through a partnership between PMI CWCC and The Wideman Education Foundation (WEF), and the generous support of our PMI mentors.
What does the program provide?
1. Get a Mentor
Wise words and war stories are needed to bridge the gap from theory to practice. Participants will meet twice a month with their mentors throughout the program to learn about the field of project management. Additionally, the mentor will also introduce their mentee to 2 other persons in their network.
2. Get Certified
The Project Management Apprenticeship Program offers students the opportunity to become CAPM certified - a very valuable accreditation that employers often use to distinguish among job applicants. The exam fees (approx $300 value) are reimbursed for students who take the exam during their year in the program.
3. Get Involved
To become part of the PM community, one has to actively give back. The participants in each cohort will work together to plan and execute a project. This project should promote project management profession to students and professionals in an event ideally like the Wideman Competition or the CWCC Annual Conference.
4. Get Noticed
Time to leave campus and get noticed! Participants 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 connect to job opportunities.
For process questions and University contacts please reach out to Raisa Crisologo
For any questions from students or mentors please direct your queries to Ali Najaf