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Navy Veteran Lands Management Job with Top Company After Completing UCM’s Project Management Professional Prep Course

By Janice Phelan, August 4, 2020

 Rolando Salvatierra

During these challenging economic times, Rolando Salvatierra is grateful for the career training and job opportunities that have resulted from his participation in the University of Central Missouri’s Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep Course.


After completing the 10-week course last fall, Salvatierra went on to pass the rigorous, industry-recognized PMP Certification Exam during July and landed a job as process improvement project manager with a top global company.


“During my pursuit, I landed a great opportunity with a great company, in charge of problem solving and aligning projects with company objectives. It is very much connected with the knowledge obtained through my certification with the skills of project management,” he shared. “My life has been changed and improved for me and my family because of the opportunity provided through this training course. It has allowed me to obtain a position in a career with endless opportunities within the field of study for a global company that values and supports their employees’ professional growth and development.”


A Navy veteran and graduate of the US Naval Academy, Salvatierra enrolled in UCM’s Project Management Professional course to gain knowledge and diversify his resume in hopes of opening new career opportunities. The UCM course was instrumental in Salvatierra’s passing of the PMP Certification exam as well as his successful job search, he added.


“I couldn't have done it without the foundation built from the PM course offered at UCM, the enthusiasm and encouragement from James Staffieri (my instructor), the Full Employment Council who connected me with the course and the countless others/staff that made the course available and providing a clean, safe learning environment,” Salvatierra said. “From a once unemployed veteran, I really appreciate the opportunity!”


UCM Lee’s Summit will be scheduling additional Project Management Professional Prep Courses in the future. For more information about this course or other career training classes, visit the university’s Center for Workforce and Professional Education website. Financial aid is also available to qualifying adults.


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