The Project Management Leadership Academy (PMLA) is a 10-week program for public sector IT professionals with a focus on developing project management leadership skills. The program targets project managers with limited experience and current project support personnel. Support personnel are defined as those who have worked in project support functions (e.g. test manager, business analyst, contract manager) and aspire to lead projects within the public sector.

Note: Some intern placements may require pre-employment checks such as: background checks and tax compliance

The program cost is $4,000 per candidate.

To Apply

The following documents must be submitted to the Department of Technology’s (CDT) Office of Professional Development (OPD) for your application to be considered complete:

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) Authorization form (PDF format) must have your CIO’s signature for consideration. Please secure this form prior to beginning the application process as you will be unable to save information entered.

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Supervisor Name

Training Coordinator


Academy acceptance depends largely upon the insight expressed by the applicant in response to these questions. As such, please provide thoughtful and well-written responses to each question.

Program Requirements

Application and CIO Authorization form must be received by the Office of Professional Development (OPD) by 5:00 PM on March 12, 2021.



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