- Oct. 30, 2020
-- In an online free joint program between Islamic Leadership Institute of America (ILIA) and Maryland State Department of Housing and Community Development, residents of Maryland from ages 18 to 27 will be offered a unique career development opportunity;
a free 3-day project management training and 8-weeks of personalized career empowerment coaching. The program aims to empower young adults, by giving them the tools and skills to master the basics of project management.
"A project manager's job is not limited to a particular industry or sector. A skilled project manager can find positions in different industries,"
stated the Chief of Academics at ILIA and instructor for this program, Ayman Nassar.
Ayman Nassar has over 25 years of experience in enterprise architecture, youth development and project/program management where he managed over $0.25 billion in projects. He has coached, taught and counseled thousands of youth and young professionals over the past 20 years.
The workshop will be broken down into multiple sessions starting January 9th. Participants will learn how to attain a stable career as a project manager which "is currently a high in demand position with the prediction to grow by $6.61 trillion, while having an average salary of $90,000," mentioned Nassar.
Attendees will also receive one-on-one personal career coaching and life skills as well as personalized career coaching in a group setting. Advice on resumes, linkedin profiles, and mock job interview practices will also be provided.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will obtain both certificates of completion serving the prerequisites of Project Management Institute and referrals to project management jobs within the State of Maryland.
"Not only does this give a project manager exposure to different work scenarios and experiences, but [project management] provides good strategy towards job security when the economy takes a hit in one or more sectors and industries, or at a time when there is a global crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic."
Administrators and leaders from the public and private school systems, foster agencies, community leaders are encouraged to share this opportunity with young people they serve. For more information and to register for the program visit http://islamicleadership.org/mdprojectmgmt
.ILIA is a non-profit 501c(3) educational and research organization promoting youth development and leadership training. For more information visit
www.islamicleadership.org The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is proud to be at the forefront in implementing housing policy that promotes and preserves homeownership and creating innovative community development initiatives to meet the challenges of a growing Maryland. For more information visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Pages/About/AboutUs.aspx