Our PMIWDC Military Outreach Program is designed to support active duty, separated, and retired military personnel understand the benefits of a project management accreditation and navigate the application and certification process.
PMIWDC – Military Outreach Program Goals:
Support active duty, separated, and retired military personnel understand the benefits of a project management accreditation and navigate the application and certification process
Help military personnel and veterans select PMI certifications and help translate their skills and experience to successfully apply for certification
Provide guidance and mentorship throughout the certification application process for military personnel and veterans.
Engage transitioning military personnel to consider the project management field
Inform military communities about project management values, processes, skills, and certifications
Help military personnel and veterans select applicable PMI certification and translate their skills and experience to successfully apply for certification and provide guidance and mentorship throughout the certification application process
Increase PMWDC Chapter’s awareness about transitioning military personnel
Integrate the veteran community and veteran-friendly companies in the Washington DC area
Our PMIWDC Chapter includes an AVP Lead Military Outreach Liaison Team who seek transitioning military personnel interested in project management and connects them with veterans currently working in the field. These veterans help assist and advise each individual on the transition process from prior careers into the field of project management.
Below are resources to assist in translating your military experience into private sector project management terminology as well as several podcasts to discover how your military experience is project-related. There is also a document to and learn the initiatives the PMIWDC Chapter is performing to help veterans.
Translating your Military Experience
These links and documents provides you with a high level overview of how you can translate your military experience and transition to a career in Project Management.
You can take your military experience and transition to a career in Project Management, click on the hyperlink to view PMI’s recommendations
The Project Management Professional Handbook, written and published by the Project Management Institute, Inc. This handbook contains information on how you can apply for the globally recognized, highly valued PMP Certification. Access this handbook.
Looking for more training and education in Project Management?
Project Management Institute have Authorized Training Partners (ATP) that have met PMI’s rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness of training. The Authorized Training Partner Program is designed to help you find high-quality training with high-quality PMI developed course content. Learn more about ATP to help you prepare for Project management exams.
PMIWDC Volunteer Support
The Washington DC Chapter, Professional Alliance Team is actively seeking military PMP- certified members to help us share the word that Project Management is a great career option for veterans transitioning into a civil service role, government contractor supporting the DOD, or a private corporation. Please visit our Volunteer Portal to learn more.
If you have additional questions or would like to learn more, please contact the program’s military liaison lead at [email protected].