With limited project management training opportunities available on the island, Wessex branch held a training event on Jersey in conjunction with QA, a UK based training company.
Nick Jones, APM Membership Development Manager presented not only on the benefits of membership but also on the qualifications offered by the association.
Nick's presentation was followed by Felicity Duff from QA, a UK based and APM accredited training provider. Felicity highlighted how QA could assist in delivering APM & project management qualifications directly to island residents, minimising the need for travel to the UK for training, creating a more cost effective solution for island based businesses.
The open evening session continued around 5PM with a networking session which was well attended, enabling the APM and QA representatives help individuals gain an understanding of the right qualifications for them. The event took place on a wonderfully sunny Jersey afternoon and certainly added to atmosphere of the session.
There was a lot of positive feedback and new faces which is really good along with some positive conversations held with QA who are now looking to run a number of events offshore - which can only be good for the profession.