The Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) for early-career project managers or those looking to move into such a role is a five-course program that covers the essentials of project management and provides a solid foundation for long-term career development. The curriculum is offered at many of AGC's chapters nationwide or can be brought in-house to construction firms and educational institutions in order to teach a new generation of project managers the essential skills to ensure project success.
PMDP participants are likely to have various titles depending on the kind of work they perform, the geographical location of their projects, and the size of their company. They may have titles such as assistant project manager, project manager, field engineer, project engineer, project administrator, etc. They may have experience as estimators, field personnel, project assistants, or office managers, and they may work in the heavy and highway sector, the commercial building sector, or in residential construction. They will most likely be early in their careers, have some post-high-school education, and less than two years of project-related experience.
Taking a PMDP Course
In addition to taking PMDP courses at your local AGC Chapter PMDP courses can also be offered in-house at construction firms, at construction training schools and joint-apprenticeship training programs and educational institutions. Learn more on how to bring PMDP to you and your colleagues.
PMDP is a nationally recognized training standard. Individuals who complete all five PMDP courses will receive an AGC Project Manager Development Program Certificate of Completion.