We are a nonprofit organization originally established by Project Management Professionals (PMPs) of the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute in Portland, Maine.
The PMPs came together in 2009 to support thousands of unemployed professionals in Maine who lost their jobs as a consequence of the devastating global economic collapse that began September 15, 2008.
The focus of the support Work It UP delivers is to connect skilled professionals with local small businesses and other nonprofit organizations seeking the skills of our volunteer member professionals.
Over a period of three years from 2010 - 2012 the mission of the organization evolved with the help of the, Project Management Instsitute's, Education Foundation and Alpha Project Management Group to become a nonprofit Program Management Office.
Thanks to grants from PMI, EF, the hard-working staff of volunteers at APMG and the PMI, Maine Chapter, (Our Team) Work it UP developed a curriculum of project management training for its members who donated their time and skills to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Maine.
Training modules created include a PMI Certified Associate Project Manage (CAPM) preparatory classroom course, together with a 12 week local small business growth project.
Additionally, training modules were developed and delivered to members and clients in Business and Technology Change Management, Agile, Scrum, Lean, Kanban, & Extreme Programming.
In 2015, Work It UP suspended operations as approximately 85% of it's registered members returned to the workforce.
From 2010-2014 Work It UP volunteers successfully donated over half a million dollars worth of professional services to aid in the revitalization of Maine's economy helping local companies, nonprofits, individual entrepreneurs, colleges & universities to create jobs in Maine.
Whether you have helped through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we thank you. We couldn't have accomplished our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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