F1® in Schools’ World Finals and PMIEF: A Partnership Built with Project Management

PMIEF and F1® in Schools

F1® in Schools World Finals and PMIEF

In 2019, the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) partnered with F1® in Schools, an international STEM competition for students ages 11 to 19, who are tasked with designing, manufacturing, and sponsoring a miniature Formula 1 model block using CAD/CAM tools. This year, PMIEF was able to document the full effects of the partnership at the 2022 F1 in Schools World Finals. To see the full impact of the partnership, watch the video above and listen to student participants from around the world share the impact of learning project management.

“It’s amazing to see how many students here who are going to be the future innovators of tomorrow, the future project managers of tomorrow and the future leaders of tomorrow.” Erina Wan Sul, Ecolest 9, Maylasia.

“F1 in Schools and PMIEF has really helped me to come out of my shell and become more confident. I’ve been talking to stakeholders and large corporations, which I didn’t think would ever be possible. I’m achieving so much just being fifteen years old. Everything I’ve learned from being the team project manager and heading the enterprise team — it's a huge variety of skills that’s going to help me later down the line.” Hiya Ray, Team Blockout, Wales.

“I’m competing with the best in the world in what I do, I get to represent my country, and it gives me a lot of pride. I’m sure my peers feel the same way.  Project management and F1 in Schools taught me everything I need to think about in order to reach my goals.” Panagiotis Papanastasiou, Greco Racing, Greece.

“Applying project management to the project started the learning process. So, of course, I had to learn PMI methodologies to start. Someone at my school recommended I read the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, so I started to learn the processes and then began applying them to the project. For the first time, we’ve had to produce a project management portfolio from start to finish.” William Johnson, Team Hydron, Australia.