Second Annual Veterans Transition & Skillfest Event - April 21, 2018

The Chapter’s Veteran Transition event hosted last year was extremely well received. Accordingly, we will host our second event on April 21, 2018 at Cape Fear Hospital, Fayetteville, NC.  Veterans interested in learning more about Project Management as a career path should plan to attend as this event is open to all branches of the Military including: Active, Guard/Reserve, Veteran and Retired. We believe that the attendees will leave with the “ammo” necessary to help further transition from their current career path into Project Management. This event will also provide great networking opportunities.

The guest speaker for this PMI Metrolina event is the renowned author and speaker Jay Hicks.  Mr. Hicks is both a retired Vet and author of "The Transitioning Military Project Manager" series of books. His books have notably helped translate military experiences into civilian project management lingo, a valuable resource during transition.

All attendees must pre-register for the event using the following link - here.

For questions, contact

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Military Outreach

Program Purpose

Establish a program and supporting structure to engage with military members to promote PMI, the chapter, the community, and the benefits they provide.

North Carolina is home to 10 military installations of various sizes.  As of 2015, there are approximately:

     •  135,600 active military
     •  144,500 retired military
     •  25,000 civilian employees 

With a large number of military members in North Carolina, coupled with a Reduction in Forces (RIF) over the next 5 years, the number of military members looking for work upon separation will increase.

Program Approach

There are two primary audiences this program must address:

     •  Active duty, guard, and reserve
     •  Separating and retired

For active duty audiences, our focus will include:

     •  PM Training
     •  Certification
     •  TAPS participation 

For separating and retired audiences, we will focus on:

     •  Certification Training
     •  Job search skills 
     •  Job searching via networking and Skillfest-like events

Army Ft. Bragg
Air Force Seymour Johnson
Marines Camp Lejeune
Navy Charlotte
Military Liaison Director


Military Mentors 

Military Mentor Program (download of Metrolina Military Mentor Program doc) - here

Program Purpose   

Establish a mentoring program to assist Active Duty Military, Veterans, Reservists, Guard in transition or with post transition from military to civilian life. 

Program Scope 

Active Military, Veterans*,  Guard, Reserve, Retirees 

*Veterans that have been in Project Management as a civilian may be referred to the Chapter’s Mentorship program dependent upon the mentoring requested. 

 Includes PMI members and non-members. 

Military Mentoring will include:

  •          Assistance with completing PMI certification applications
  •          Transition assistance (resume review, interview skills, networking)
  •          Sharing of resources and 3rd party connections as applicable


 Military Mentoring will NOT include:

  •          Career advice for existing project managers (refer to Chapter program)
  •          Certification Preparation/training (refer to Chapter program) 


Request a Military Mentor (download of Mentee questionnaire doc) - here

Become a Military Mentor (download of Mentor questionnaire doc) - here



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