Thursday, August 20, 2009

Project Management Courses are Booming with Laid-Off Workers

Workers that have been recently laid-off are flocking to community colleges to hone their skills in web design, desktop publishing and project management. The New York Times reports that indivduals who already have degrees are looking for certification in project management to help boost their prospects for a new position. For example, Marc Vivian, 43, found a job right after he took a course at Borough of Manhattan Community College, doing information technology work for a federal contractor. He had often managed teams of I.T. workers and was sure that obtaining official certification in project management would help with future employers. “The course really fit my wheelhouse,” Mr. Vivian said. “It was perfect.”

More White-Collar Workers Turn to Community Colleges

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