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Career pathing for contractors at allaboutXpert taken seriously

Cape Town, 24 Jun 2014
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allaboutXpert is offering reduced price, easy-pay deals and flexible hours for training through its best-in-class academy ... to its entire contractor community. The offering is part of the company's direct support to the project management profession in South Africa, aimed at strengthening perceptions of its value and the quality of its contribution to the economy.

Intended as a win for contractors, who'll be able to boast new qualifications in their CVs, as well as for clients, whose preference for certified competencies is becoming a standard requirement, this career-pathing initiative will tighten professional standards in the community. As the fastest growing profession across the globe, the time for setting such standards in place has arrived.

It will establish a new baseline for contract employment in the contractor management and resourcing industry as far as project management is concerned. Once the first phase of training is completed, within 12 months, allaboutXpert will be able to represent its contractor stable with unbridled certainty, with the majority of our contractors being certified ... or on their way to being so with an end-date in sight.

Qualifications will include

* Project Management Professional (PMP)
* Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
* PRINCE2 Foundation
* PRINCE2 Practitioner
* Agile Project Management (AgilePM) - Foundation
* Agile Project management (AgilePM) - Practitioner

The allaboutXpert Academy provides the best PM training in South Africa, with lecturers recognised as leaders in the field of project management, as well as using specialised training methods. Partnering with global institutions and with an in-house menu of services and products that demonstrates the full contribution project management can offer to business and government, allaboutXpert is a South African leader.

Courses will be offered in the evenings in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 1 July 2014, at special prices to allaboutXpert contractors (including exam fees payable to PMI and APMG).

Payment can optionally be structured over time and in various ways and contractors will be able to claim these as tax-deductible costs. This combination amounts to an extensive price reduction, a skills improvement and the ability to influence earning capacity.

The programme will naturally create stronger relationships within the professional PM community, drawing in administrators, analysts (business and system) and change managers, and establishing a new level of respect for our profile among clients. The allaboutXpert Academy's offering includes specialised and supplementary courses which link these skill sets in a comprehensive professional spectrum.

By driving this level of qualification as a minimum standard and proving its value at market through real delivery, we can release that extra potential still unlocked in project management disciplines, thereby underpinning client confidence in the profession. Perception is everything.

PRINCE2 is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.
APMG-International AgilePM is a trade mark of The APM Group Limited.
PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

Editorial contacts
allaboutXpert Ashley Gladwell (+27) 021 510 8655
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