MENTORING & SCHOLARSHIPS
DMPMEF MENTORS & AMBASSADORS
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS MODELS OF EXCELLENCE BY SKILLSUSA
“Essential to technical skills development is mentorship by industrySource: SkillsUSA 2018
Mentors and ambassadors from our Foundation (DMPMEF) were recognized nationally by SkillsUSA, for “giving a head start in project management training to students from the Center for Communications Technology at Thomas Jefferson High School.”
SkillsUSA further noted that since the program with DMPMEF met with SkillsUSA members during the school year to teach members about globally recognized project management guidelines including the nine knowledge areas of project management.
Students participating in the Denver Metro Project Management Education
Foundation program were part of a senior capstone pathway focused on 3D, web application
and software engineering studies.
“Job specific skills were connected to real world application. Students practiced collaborative skills, learned how to form ideas in accordance with global project management standards.”SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA further noted that the program with DMPMEF, led by volunteer
mentors and ambassadors who are members of PMI Mile Hi, the local chapter of the industry-leading Project Management Institute, met with SkillsUSA members during the school year to teach them about globally recognized project management guidelines including the nine knowledge areas of project management.
Projects created in accordance with the PMI standards included a golf handicap phone app, a prototype of a 3D turbocharge system interactive gaming apps, and a
development tool for creating a personalized website.
Job specific skills were connected to real world application. Students practiced
collaborative skills, learned how to form ideas in accordance with global project management
“Learning from certified Project Management Professionals (PMP), was an invaluable experience and professional development opportunity. Better project management = better results!”Source: SkillsUSA
MENTORING & SCHOLARSHIPS
Currently, the Denver Metro Project Management Education Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in college scholarships to outstanding high school students, as part of our project management training program.
“Some of our scholarship winners have been able to leverage these accomplishments into full ride scholarships at Colorado’s finest colleges and universities.”Bob Kois, PMP, Mentor
Since our founding in 2001, more than 350 students have been mentored through the thousands of hours donated by volunteer mentors from credentialed professionals in the project management industry.
By the end of 2020, our goals are to have mentored 500 high school students and to expand this valuable program throughout suburban and inner-city schools throughout metro Denver.
“What an inspiration. These kids I’ve worked with are so impressive as to their ability learn project management skills.”Bill D. Miller, PMP, Mentor
No other educational foundation offers this unique 4-step program
Step #1: Mentor high school students in project management skills.
Step #2: Recognize students through our Annual High School Projects of the Year Contest in participating school systems across the Front Range. Winners are then eligible to compete for our college scholarships.
Step #3: Award individual scholarships after an extensive scholarship application process to the top students in our program.
Step #4: Follow-up with winners throughout college–and beyond!
“The skills the Foundation teaches give these bright young people a leg up on most other students.”Hal Lunka, PMP, Mentor
PARTNERING WITH FRONT RANGE SCHOOLS & PROJECTS
Our current partners:
- Denver Public Schools
- Aurora Public Schools
- Cherry Creek Public Schools
- Cherry Creek Innovation Campus
- Colorado First Robotic Competition
- Denver Green Jobs Initiative
- MESA-2010 Colorado