The Analytical Center has announced the start of the International project management competition for students, Quazar. It's the second such contest for students involved with project management.
Last year the project brought together over 1,400 participants in 300 teams representing a broad range of the country's schools and universities. This year the project has gone international.
"We once again want to support talented youths learning the fundamentals of project management. As project management is increasingly becoming part of culture and business processes today, former students are joining the work force. And any employer will only be too happy to get a highly skilled specialist who's got competencies in project management. Contests and competitions offer a great opportunity to try one's hand for those who tomorrow will be joining the professional community," said the head of the Project Management in the Public Sector Department of the Analytical Center Ilya Vinokurov.
The competition is open to teams from universities and vocational schools in Russia and the CIS with members aged 25 or less. The jury will include project management professionals and representatives of the project's partners: the Center for Project Management Evaluation and Development (ZORPU) and Project Practice.
The first in absentia round will be taking place between September 1 and October 1. This will be followed by an elimination round between Oct 1 and Nov 1 during which the participants will have to take a PM-Standard certification test.
The finals and the award ceremony will be held at the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation on Dec 6. The laureates will be awarded professional certificates confirming their competence in project management.
For more information about how to take part in the International Student Project Management Contest Quasar follow this link.