Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
The Western Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute (http://www.wmpmi.org) has released the theme and established the timeline for THE Project 2013, an Inter-Collegiate Competition in Project Management. The theme for this year will be “Keeping Our Youth – Our Future – Here” which is item #4 of ten initiatives in Governor Snyder’s Reinventing Michigan campaign. “We are excited to have WMPMI bring focus and visibility to what Governor Snyder is trying to accomplish with the Reinventing Michigan campaign. We know that the student teams competing in THE Project 2013 will come up with creative project plans that may well lead the way in how Michigan approaches this critical area; keeping our best and brightest students in Michigan after they graduate from College” said Dick Posthumus, Senior Advisor to Governor Snyder and one of the Executive Judges for THE Project 2012 competition.
The competition last year saw eight teams from six Colleges competing for $10,000 in prize money and the field is expected to expand to twelve schools and perhaps as many as twenty teams competing again for $10,000 for the 2013 Competition.
The teams will begin forming this Fall and will begin the process of constructing their project plans beginning January 7th, 2013 with the final presentations and winners being decided April 16th at a dinner meeting at Davenport University’s Campus in Kentwood, Michigan.
Dana Johnson, PhD, the School Champion for Michigan Technical University for both last years and this year’s competition said; “Our students are very much looking forward to participating again. In the next two weeks I will begin recruiting our teams. This is such a great hands-on experience and we really appreciate the opportunity to participate in the competition.”
WMPMI acknowledges the competition is an excellent tool to teach real world skills to students, to incite an interest in project management as a career and to ignite an understanding of how complex problems can be solved and solutions delivered using tools that have been honed in the fires of real life practice.
PMI (http://www.pmi.org) is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. It has more than 700,000 members and credential holders in 185 countries with 677 of those members in the West Michigan Chapter.