On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Erin Bankey, Director of Professional Readiness and Effectiveness Programs (PREP) at M Powered Strategies, presented the first ANSI-accredited certificates to the graduates of MPS’ Professional Apprenticeship for Consulting Excellence (PACE) Program. On hand were government executives, primary stakeholders in the PREP program (executives and experts in government, consulting management, business development, and education), as well as M Powered Strategies staff, and four cohorts of PACE apprentices, past and present.
PACE, one of a suite of professional development programs offered in PREP, is a six-month apprenticeship aimed at developing well-rounded and knowledgeable consulting professionals through comprehensive training, one-on-one mentoring and coaching, and hands-on work experience, culminating in a white paper business case presentation. The highest score for their white paper presentation was awarded to John Bova, who remarked, “Beyond the rigors of the program, PACE encourages independence and innovation. My fellow apprentices and I were given the opportunity to design and deliver a two-day training on decision making and problem solving strategies to the M Powered Strategies staff. Now, thanks to PACE, I actually have job offers coming my way.”
Congratulations to John Bova, Hannah Hammer, and Kristen Rice-Jones. For more information on M Powered Strategies’ professional development programs, please contact Erin Bankey about PREP and contracting, Christopher Ashcraft about the PACE Program, or Hoor Jangda about recruitment and placement.