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Lockheed Martin Professional Development Programs

Lockheed Martin is a company that puts a premium on professional development for its employees. Company leaders know that they cannot continue to compete and succeed in today's business marketplace without the dedication and hard work of many highly skilled professionals. In order to help personnel develop and maintain a high level of expertise, Lockheed Martin has instituted several initiatives as part of its "Total Value" career proposition. These offerings are designed to help employees pursue executive education and develop skills that will improve workplace performance.

Tuition Reimbursement for Professional Development Courses

In addition to Lockheed Martin's own training programs - including classes offered through the Institute for Leadership Excellence and online learning management system - the company offers a Tuition Reimbursement Program to support employees who wish to pursue professional development courses from leading educational institutions around the country.

High-quality professional development programs are of great benefit to Lockheed Martin employees as well as to the company as a whole. Employees who participate in the Tuition Reimbursement Program are able to enhance their skills and knowledge, thereby contributing greatly to the success of the company while increasing their own professional worth. This can lead to greater opportunities for advancement within the company and correspondingly higher compensation - both excellent reasons to invest time and effort in professional development.

Professional Development in Project Management and PMI Certification

For employees who would like to take advantage of the Lockheed Martin Tuition Reimbursement Program to develop valuable new skills, the field of project management provides excellent opportunities for professional development and personal growth. Because the success of company initiatives is closely tied to the abilities of its project managers, Lockheed Martin may provide tuition support for employees who pursue professional development courses in project management from respected institutions like Villanova University. Those who successfully complete a project management training program may choose to further enhance their credentials by earning one of the industry certifications available from the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Earn a Master Certificate in Project Management 100% Online

Villanova University recognizes that it can be a challenge for working professionals to schedule professional development courses around a full-time job. As the nation's largest provider of online executive education, Villanova offers a variety of certificate courses and master certificate programs 100% online through a convenient, video-based e-learning platform. Villanova's professional development programs - including its Master Certificates and Advanced Master certificates inIS/IT Project Management and Applied Project Management - may be covered under Lockheed Martin's Tuition Reimbursement Program and provide valuable skills that can be applied immediately at work.

Lockheed Martin employees who enroll in a project management professional development program at Villanova will experience an array of benefits, including:

  • Learn from instructors who are experts in the field of project management
  • Watch lectures at any time of the day or night via streaming video, CD-ROM or MP4 downloads
  • Interact easily with instructors and fellow students via virtual whiteboards, email, live chat rooms and online message boards
  • Complete coursework and take exams 100% online
  • Attend optional weekly live interactive sessions for more in-depth coverage of key topics
  • Receive a framed certificate of achievement from this prestigious university upon completion of each course, and an additional certificate upon finishing an entire master certificate program

Earning a Villanova project management master certificate requires the completion of three online courses. Students must take two required courses - including Project Management for IS/IT Professionals orEssentials of Project Management, plus Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Prep - and one elective. Electives include such courses as:

  • Mastering Project Management
  • Advanced Strategic Project Management
  • Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness
  • Maximizing Team Effectiveness
  • Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager

Villanova's master certificate programs thoroughly prepare professionals for two PMI® certification exams: Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®). Those who have completed one of Villanova's master certificate programs or achieved industry certification may continue their education by enrolling in one of the university's advanced master certificate programs.

Ranked the #1 university in the Master's category/North region by U.S. News & World Report for 20 years, Villanova is one of the most respected names in education. Its 100% online professional development programs give Lockheed Martin employees the skills and knowledge they need to take the company - and their careers - to new heights.

Request more information on project management courses here.