ServiceWorks is a program run by Points of Light to help disenfranchised youth – many of them raised in the foster care system – to develop the skills needed for college and a career. They were interested in incorporating a Project Management component to their curriculum that met the standards of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), so last December, Points of Light came to M Powered Strategies requesting a feasibility study.
MPS consultants Jeremy Faircloth and Tyler Sycamore spent two months, working closely with the Points of Light/ServiceWorks team, reviewing the current curriculum, and comparing it to the standards of PMIEF, which offers a digital badge for students aged 12 – 19 years who have demonstrated project management skills and knowledge. The result was a gap analysis, along with recommendations for specific adjustments ServiceWorks could make in their curriculum to meet the PMIEF standards. MPS also provided a step-by-step roadmap of the steps they would need to take to establish a partnership with PMIEF.
“Points of Light is an amazing organization to work with!” noted Jeremy. “As a Project Management Professional (PMP) myself, this was a great opportunity to give back to the community and empower disenfranchised youth to make a difference in their community. I’m excited to see the impact of our work.”
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