UMKC TalentLink commissioned research on professional development and learning among large employers and executives in the Kansas City region. Findings indicated that project management and data analytics are two of the top priorities that people seek to develop career skills. Research also showed that employers surveyed have difficulty finding highly qualified applicants with skills in project management.
These findings align with a 2019 report by the Project Management Institute. The Institute forecasts that by 2027 employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles. Yet a shortage of qualified professionals persists in fields such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, construction, and information services.
People interested in project management roles to launch or change careers typically acquire education and credentials to build their skills. UMKC TalentLink offers several resources to begin the pathway toward a career in project management.
Gain an understanding of the project management concepts, terms, processes, and scenarios that are required content for the PMP Certification Exam in this 35-hour live online course. March 29 to April 28, 2022.
Attend the FREE class information meeting being held on March 8 at 5:00 pm central time or watch the recorded session later. Join Zoom meeting at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85200846766
Highlights the knowledge and skills that project managers and support teams need. In this self-paced course, the materials align with the international recognized standards of project management. This course is oriented to concepts and knowledge areas such as time, cost, risk and communications. Once complete, course participants will meet or exceed the educational prerequisites for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification offered through the Project Management Institute.
A self-paced course that provides a deeper understanding of project management concepts and applications in the workplace. Participants learn about project selection, strategy development, complex schedule modeling, forecasting, risk identification and assessment, and more. Once completed, course participants will be prepared to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.