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PMI Delaware Valley Chapter has an active Military Outreach Program. 

Harris Snyder is the current point of contact for this effort, with support from Frank McKeown, and Jim Snyder.

The team’s primary goal is to support active duty and ex-military members who are interested in Project Management, encouraging them to get involved with PMI and get certified. A second goal is to support veterans where possible, using the team’s knowledge and experience where appropriate.

Benefits available to current and former military members include:

  • Reimbursement via the GI Bill for Certification and first year PMI corporate membership costs
  • Reimbursement via the PMI-DVC Chapter Guest Pass program for first year PMI-DVC membership cost
  • Mentoring
  • Free resume and career coaching via 3rd party service

Recent Activities:

On Oct. 4th, 2018, PMI DVC was able to continue its military outreach efforts by attending the Hire! Philly event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Hire! Philly was an employer-led coalition to help connect opportunity seekers ages 16-35 to career resources, job preparation and entrepreneurship support, and immediate job opportunities. While this event was not specifically for military active duty and veterans, the Military Outreach team felt it would be worthwhile because it was likely that some military folks would attend. In reality, close to 50 individuals (both military and civilian) stopped by. Harris Snyder, Steven Bistany  and Kendra Gudgeon supported  the event, and spent the day talking with individuals seeking information about project management  as a profession and spreading the word (verbally and with PMI brochures)  about the value of getting involved nationally and locally with PMI  and its certifications. 

Future Activities:

The March 28, 2019 monthly PMI-DVC meeting will feature speakers from the Philadelphia Post of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia Division.

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Resource Available for Veterans:

If you know of a veteran who is seeking technical education and employment assistance, have them contact Adae Fonseca (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Nelson Frank is kickstarting a program to train and employ veterans through a Partnership with one of the industry’s leading software tool providers, ServiceNow.  Go to the following link for more information - https://www.nelsonfrank.com/job-seekers/nelson-frank-tech-academy/.

Call For Help:

If you are a PMI-DVC member who is in the Reserves (either active, or recently retired), and you think that your unit would be interested in getting information about PMI and project management, please contact me to discuss how this can happen.

If you are or know anyone recently departed from the military, or close to the end of an enlistment tour, please contact Harris Snyder to discuss this program and its benefits.

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