A non-profit that helps young people connect their education and career goals has launched a workforce readiness program to teach project management The 114th Partnership launched the initiative with a grant from the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), a philanthropic arm of the Project Management Institute. The program will be tested in Philadelphia among unemployed and underemployed people aged 16 to 25.
The grant will support the work of integrating project management into Spark 101, another 114th program that woos young people to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through videos that help them understand job possibilities. The organization will produce a video on project management and potential careers and create accompanying lesson plans to be piloted in winter 2017.
“With the help of PMIEF, we are excited to broaden our video library to help classroom and workforce educators integrate project management into their curricula and help more learners connect their passions to career pathways that integrate project management skills,” said Jane Kubasik, founder and president of the 114th Partnership, in a prepared statement.
“The global economy demands competencies like critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration that are inherent to project management,” added PMIEF Executive Director, Jeannette Barr, in a prepared statement. “Our support of the 114th Partnership to integrate project management into Spark 101 better ensures young adults are prepared to pursue meaningful careers that add value to both their lives and the world in which we live.”