CONSTRUCTING FUTURES

Constructing Futures is a 6-month training program that provides essential workplace skills and access to the labour market to unemployed immigrants who want to pursue careers in project management.

WHAT WE OFFER

Graduates of Constructing Futures benefit from:

  • Business communication proficiency and understanding of the Canadian workplace culture, computers and social media strategies
  • Awareness of the labour market trends and improved ability to conduct a successful job search
  • Improved technical skills to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close out projects
  • Online course through PMI-recognized Registered Education Provider, providing the necessary project management educational hours to apply for the PMP exam

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK

This program is delivered twice yearly beginning in May and November to 20 eligible applicants. The program is full time, for 6 months in duration and includes:

  • Sixteen weeks full-time classes with the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers developing business communication skills and computer skills
  • 35-hour online course providing PMI-recognized project management training
  • Ten weeks full-time unpaid work experience in the project management field where they will apply the skills learned in the classroom
  • 90 days (3 months) supported job search

WHO CAN ACCESS THESE SERVICES?

Candidates must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Graduate of a degree program from an international institution with experience working on projects
  • Be unemployed or marginally employed (80% of participants must be currently on E.I. or E.I. recipients in the past 5 years)
  • Permanent resident or new Canadian Citizen; resident of Alberta
  • Language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark 6 or higher in all areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • High motivation and commitment to completing the program

WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?

Constructing Futures is offered at:

HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES

All interested applicants should attend an information session. For more information, register for an information session.

This program is funded by the Province of Alberta in Partnership with the Government of Canada.