On November 22, 2011, Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) hosted their third annual Project Management Career Speaker Event to high school students at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus.
Among the speakers was Rich Brodowski, Project Manager with the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. He described his PM experience that involved providing governance to Bell Canada’s Olympic Program, ONE that involved, voice, data, logistics and business functions for the winter games.
Joan Vincent, President of the Wideman Education Foundation, spoke about tips and trends with project management and the diverse industries that hire project managers.
The students were also engaged through an activity organized by WEF regarding work breakdown structures, a project management tool that breaks larger projects into smaller tasks.
The event provided real-life experiences that gave students a better understanding of how project management could be applied to their potential careers. One student commented: “I enjoyed the speakers as it provided a lot of useful information of PM and its applications in the real world.”
About Wideman Education Foundation (WEF)
The Wideman Education Foundation is a registered charity to promote project management skills and principles to young people. WEF believes that project management can be used in daily living and not only restricted to work environments.
Student teams are invited to undertake a project and compete against other teams. Winners are selected based on team performance, project results, project reports and final presentation.
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