July 2, 2012
FLiPM Collaborative Partnerships Awards Scholarship to HCPS Student
One student will receive the title “High School Project Manager of the Year” from the Central Virginia Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). The Henrico Education Foundation will award the title, along with a $2,500 college scholarship, to a student who participated in the pilot program for Future Leaders in Project Management (FLiPM®) offered through Henrico County Public Schools.
FLiPM® is a non-profit organization that is based in Henrico for the purpose of providing project management training to youth in order to ensure a workforce of competent, well trained, professionally certified employees upon graduation from high school.
The FLiPM® curriculum integrates project management disciplines into the existing Career and Technical Education (CTE) Workplace Readiness Skills curriculum by teaching life, interpersonal, and leadership skills. The program began this year with Fairfield Middle School eighth graders and Highland Springs High School tenth graders and will continue through the twelfth grade capstone course, preparing students for Project Management Institute’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) examination.
The awards program, which will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on July 18th , is the first of its kind to combine education, professional organizations, local businesses and government agencies in a collaborative partnership with FLiPM®. This unique program is a first for the nation, Virginia, the CVC PMI chapter, Henrico County Public Schools, the Henrico Education Foundation and FLiPM®.
Contact: Mychael Dickerson, Executive Director for Communications and Community Outreach, 652-3724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.