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Project Management students organize Wallingford walks05/12/2011
Planning Wallingford Walks, neighborhood walks in the Wallingford area of Seattle aimed at promoting community, has been their latest project. The students are working with the Wallingford Community Senior Center and Sustainable Wallingford to organize the walks this year and provide tools to help volunteers keep the neighborhood tradition going. “The best part about this project is that it's real. This will have an impact on people in the Wallingford neighborhood for years to come and we will be able to say, ‘we played a part in keeping it alive,’” said project management student Daniel Pewtress. The free walks, open to the public, take place the second Saturday of each month through September (with the exception of the July walk which takes place July 16) in Wallingford. They start 10 a.m. at Tully’s Coffee at N. 45th & Meridian Avenue N. For more information, call the Wallingford Community Senior Center at 206.461.7825. Most students in project management classes at Edmonds CC are working professionals who have returned to the classroom to add project management to their skill sets. Past projects completed by project management students have included designing and selling bicycle jerseys, creating a student textbook exchange, running a bike to work station, and organizing the annual project management open house. Edmonds CC’s Project Management certificate teaches in demand skills for effective project managers including planning and managing projects, creating schedules, identifying tasks, allocating resources, and building and working with teams. The college’s certificate is an industry-recognized credential. In addition, Edmonds CC is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute, the leading membership association for the profession. Edmonds CC students may take classes to prepare for the association’s PMP® or CAPM® exams. The certifications recognize career development and commitment to professional project management. Start Edmonds Community College’s Project Management certificate this summer or fall in day, evening, or online classes. Summer classes run July 5-Aug. 26. Fall classes run Sept. 20-Dec. 9. Registration starts May 24.