Guam – Fifteen people recently completed the first Basic Project Management course taught at Guam Community College. They will now be able to pursue Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) from PMI® (Project Management International). GCC’s Project Management course is designed to enhance the local workforce level in Guam’s construction industry, according to Victor Rodgers, GCC assistant director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.
Instructors Dr. Karri Perez with the University of Guam and Clarence V. Lagutang, Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer for Capital Improvements at NAVFAC, taught the course, which costs $1000. In September, Integrated Concepts & Research Corporation (ICRC), a subsidiary of VSE Corporation, provided GCC with a $10,000 endowment fund for the creation of scholarships for Construction and Project Management courses. ICRC is the first company to target construction-related fields for scholarships at GCC.
The next Basic Project Management Course is scheduled to start in January. The course runs for four consecutive Saturdays. For more information about the Project Management Course and the scholarship opportunities, please call the Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development for more information at 735-5574.
Now ready to pursue industry project management credentials are:
Front: (L to R) Sal Valencia, Ray Calvo, Joe Ngirailild, Juliet Damian, Michele Romias II, Ty Jacot, and Wei-Chen Chien.
Back: (L to R) Marlon Valencia, Dennis Krogman, Shigeo Hayashima, Robert Korientz, Douglas Gregson, Richard Zaragoza, Doris Perez, and Instructor Clarence Lagutang.
Not Pictured: Rosanna Barcinas, Katherine Tenorio
(Picture taken by Instructor Dr. Karri Perez for GCC)