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Professional project Administrator Program

The Professional Project Administrator (PPA) Program is an employment-focused online training designed for Indigenous students.

The PPA Program provides the skills and tools learners need to start a successful career in the rapidly growing profession of project administration. Graduates have been hired by health, education, non-profit, government, media, and Indigenous organizations. Some graduates have used their skills to start a business.

Essential Skills Development

In this 18-week full-time program, students develop essential skills crucial to nearly every organization.
Project management
Collective leadership
Data management and reporting
MS Office Suite
Communication and presentation
Proposal writing

Upon completion of the program, participants have the option to prepare for the Certificate Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation through the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

Student Supports

In addition to providing the best education possible for project administration, the PPA Program weaves in personal and professional support.
Living allowances provided through partnering Indigenous organizations 
A laptop loaded with MS Office 365, plus a mouse and keyboard
Guidance and teachings from an Indigenous Elder
Cultural activities
Career development webinars, job club, and a job fair
One-on-one individual career support 
Access to Indigenous counselling services 
One-on-one life coaching sessions 

The Professional Project Administrator Program is offered in partnership between Professional and Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University, and Indigenous communities.

“I’m definitely not applying to the same kind of jobs that I used to. I feel qualified for a lot more.”

“I’m now better equipped to do work that I feel is really important and that I care about; I’m bringing community programming to Indigenous communities.”

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