Is where you spend your money matter to you? It does to us.
Did you know that most project management training companies have anonymous, mostly foreign ownership?
- We name our owner, Matthew Weaver, a U.S. citizen and veteran of the U.S. Navy. When shopping look to see who owns the training company. Nearly all do not say, some bury it, but their range of mostly off-shore addresses and non-American English content on their Web site pages give them away. Without naming names, most are Indian, at least one is even Iranian.
- Who operates the company? Our staff, our instructors, are U.S. citizens located in the United States.
- Who teaches our classes? Our instructors are U.S. citizens located in the United States. More specifically, they are long-time instructors with years, even decades, of project management instruction. Many of our competitors find a project manager or general teacher to read their scripts. We teach project management.
Buy American, Hire American is not a fancy slogan or cliché. It is real and when you shop for your project management training, it is easy. As you check our competitors, look for their disclosure or non-disclosure. Ask them. If it is not clear, it is probably safe to assume they are not a U.S.-owned and operated company, not using American instructors, nor even using real instructors. Yes, some companies engage almost anyone can read a script.
If veteran status is a consideration, we are veteran owned and most of our instructors are veterans. A 2015 survey of over 300 project management training companies in the U.S. found only seven that were. We are proud to be one of those seven.
Finally, Buy American, Hire American makes sense when it gets you exceptional quality, experienced instructors, and lowest price backed by a 100% pass guarantee.
Project Management Training Checklist
|1. Does the company comply with the Buy American, Hire American executive order?|
|2. Is the training company American-owned and are the owners identified? (Having a U.S. address does not make a company American-owned.)|
|3. Is the training content written in the U.S. and written in American English?|
|4. Is the company the source of the training material and instructors, or are they a re-marketer or affiliate of another company?|
|5. Is the training delivered by U.S. citizens or people eligible to work in the U.S.?|
|6. Is the training accessible (42 USC § 12101)?|
|7. Is the training Section 508 compliant (29 USC § 794 (d))?|
|8. Is the training company veteran-owned?|
|9. Does the training company give back to the community by offering discount to veterans, unemployed, and students?|
|10. Is the training company approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program (38 USC Chapter 31)?|
|11. Does the training company support the government’s Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA, Public Law 114-264 or 31 USC 501).|
|12. Is the training 100% live?|
|13. If in person, is the instructor in the classroom?|
|14. Can you re-attend a class or session, and is this free?|
|15. How is class organized? (e.g., process group workflow or chapter-by-chapter)|
|16. What is the price?|