PARTNERING TO BUILD CAPACITY
In 2021-2022 Royal Roads University partnered with Métis Nation BC (MNBC) to graduate 45 Students from three Professional Project Administrator (PPA) Program classes – a 98% completion rate.
MNBC helped students access funding for living expenses. They also recommended and introduced us to Jo-Ina Young – a wonderful Métis Elder who won students’ hearts with her wisdom and cultural teachings.
Royal Roads University and MNBC agreed upon a set of courses that would educate students in how to be proficient project administrators. Students also learned skills that would bring extra value to their employers, such as proposal writing and creating compelling presentations.
The success of the PPA Program can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of the students. To help them complete a challenging program, they were offered Student Support Services such as career workshops and counselling, job fairs and clubs, Indigenous counselling, and life coaching. Students had access to these services during and after their program – all at no cost.
Most graduates of the PPA Program applied for and got satisfying jobs. Some started their own business.
Throughout this website, we have embedded testimonials from these three classes (or cohorts) of students on their experience in the PPA Program.
Shown are two videos of students sharing their experiences.