June 01, 2011

Haitian "Train the Trainer" Program Kicks off Second Year

Boston, MA—June 1, 2011—Wentworth Institute of Technology will host its second annual 'Train the Trainer' program to provide Haitian professionals with project management and construction management skills that can be used in reconstruction efforts upon their return to Haiti.

A select group of more than 40 Haitian nationals will participate in the two-week intensive training program which consists of 80 hours of instruction in either project management or construction management. Students, representing the private sector, government, education, and non-governmental organizations, will learn the following subjects from Wentworth professors and industry professionals:

  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Contract Formation Principles
  • Financial Management
  • Bidding and Estimating
  • Engineering Economics and Analysis
  • Construction Failure Analysis
  • Ethics
  • Anticipating and Managing Conflict
  • Successful Team Progress Meetings

“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 Wentworth. “This program is made possible by the generosity of the many volunteers who teach, assist with business functions, and provide support services, including food and housing.”  

‘Train the Trainer’ takes place from June 6-17, culminating in a graduation ceremony where trainers receive a certificate for their successful completion of the program. IBM and Chartwells Food Service are key sponsors in this initiative; Wentworth is donating classroom space and living space in the residence halls; and several faculty members and alumni are volunteering their time and expertise, teaching a variety of classes.

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