From Service to Certified

Certifications for Veterans to help you Leverage Your Military Experience for Success

 

For Veterans & Military Spouses

We understand that veterans and military spouses are often undervalued and underemployed. Our mission is to change that by helping you on the next step of your journey.

Research conducted by the Anderson Economic Group (AEG) for PMI, shows that project management as a profession offers outstanding opportunity for jobs and career growth at substantial salary levels. If you are interested in a bright and promising career in project management, you can explore many available programs and courses. PMI provides training, resources, and networking to help practitioners advance.*

*All points refer to the ten-year period of 2017–2027 and to data from the 11 countries that Anderson Economic Group analyzed: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Amber Johnston

Project management helped change my career in ways I never thought possible. I’ve been able to catapult my career as a senior program manager for Amazon. The PMP helped set me apart from my peers.

—Amber Johnston, Military Spouse

Veterans

Business decision-makers and hiring managers do not always understand how military experience relates to the qualities and skills required for their workforce. We know that you’re not only competing with civilians for jobs, you’re also competing with other veterans.

A team mentality is crucial when in the military, so veterans often struggle with identifying their many individual accomplishments when applying for jobs or up-skilling opportunities, like certifications, which require prior experience.

In North America, there are over 60 chapters with a military focus that can help bridge the gap between what employers are looking for and how veterans can showcase their invaluable skills.

Strength in Numbers

We understand how to navigate application and certification processes by translating your military experience into relevant project management experience, and we can also help you select the PMI certification that is best aligned to your career path and personal goals.

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Military Spouses

Relocation, service members’ unpredictable schedules, and unreliable access to childcare create a difficult environment for military spouses to work. Additionally, one in five (20%) of military spouses are unemployed and actively seeking work while continuing to face regulations that make it difficult to find work, particularly in licensed professions.

We hear you. According to the Blue Star Family report, military spouse employment is again a top-five military life issue for nearly half (47%) of active-duty spouses. PMI can help you find the right opportunity.

Certification Can Make the Difference

81% of Military Spouses made a permanent change of station (PCS) in the last 5 years. Although highly qualified for a range of careers, military spouses often see a considerable wage gap when compared to their civilian counterparts, often as a result of frequent relocations.

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