Project Management Institute to invest €60,000 in Young Scientist training partnership
The Ireland chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has committed to providing up to €60,000 of project management training for teachers of BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) finalists.
Following last year’s programme last year, training will now be provided for up to 120 teachers in advance of BTYSTE in January 2018.
Some 60 teachers benefited from last year’s training. On completion, the Ireland Chapter of PMI saw a 10% uptake in their ongoing transition year project management module provided to Irish secondary schools.
The investment – a 66% increase on last year – addresses the need for project management skills among students, and enables young scientists and entrepreneurs to commercialise their ideas.
“We are taken aback with the level of interest among teachers in Irish second level institutions to learn, and be able to provide project management training to their students. These skills are vital, no matter your profession, and are critical in today’s modern world where everyone is either part of a project team or leader of a project,” said PMI educational foundation liaison officer Jackie Glynn.
The Ireland Chapter of PMI has more than 1,300 members working in sectors such as IT, public sector, construction, pharmaceuticals, professional services, financial services and manufacturing.