June 12, 2011
40 Haitians to Graduate from Project Management Program at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston

Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston will graduate on June 17 its second class of Haitian nationals with project management and construction management skills.  Forty Haitian citizens from the private and public sectors will have completed 80 hours of instruction from Wentworth professors and leaders in the construction industry in topics such as Contract Formation, Financial Management and Bidding and Estimating.  Participants in the program are carefully selected by a committee in Haiti from the fields of government, private industry, NGOs, and higher education.  With expertise gained in Boston, the participants are expected to train other Haitians on the island to be leaders in the reconstruction.

As reported in the Institute’s June 1 newsletter, “Building on the success of last year, we have enhanced the program by adding more modules on safety and urbanization, which will further contribute to the rebuilding taking place in Haiti and the sustainability of the program in the future,” said Pierre Elysee, co-coordinator of ‘Train the Trainer’ and assistant professor of Computer Science and Systems at Wentworth….

IBM and Chartwells Food Service are key sponsors, along with Wentworth, which is donating classroom and living quarters.  Several faculty members and alumni teach the program as volunteers.

As Wentworth President Zorica Pantic has stated, “This is a program we feel strongly about as stewards of something special that can make a difference in the lives of those who have been most affected by the tragic events of January 2010. “

For the full article see http://www.wit.edu/news/2011/06/2011-06-01.html

Wentworth Institute of Technology, founded in 1904, provides a comprehensive, project-based education leading to Bachelor’s Degrees in engineering, architecture, technology, design, environmental science,  and management.  Wentworth programs integrate classroom, laboratory, studio, cooperative and experiential learning to develop students into trained professionals and engaged citizens.