Friday is the deadline to apply for the next session of the California Department of Technology’s Project Management Leadership Academy (PMLA). The session runs from Oct. 4 to Dec. 20.

The department offers four academies. In addition to PMLA, it offers the flagship Information Technology Leadership Academy, the Digital Services Innovation Academy and the Information Security Leadership Academy.

The courses are designed to prepare state workers for greater responsibilities and leadership roles within the government.

The CDT website explains: “PMLA participants will develop their project management skills through formal classroom training provided by certified trainers and subject matter experts within the state. When not in class, students will participate in an internship with a receiving department and be paired with a mentor who will provide guidance, support, and coaching along the way. Program participants also learn from PMLA class sponsors, program coaches, and their fellow students throughout the program.”

Participants are nominated by their executive team. Candidates must provide a signed PMLA Chief Information Officer Authorization Form as well as a formal application.

Applications and Executive Authorization Forms must be received by 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact the Office of Professional Development.