There are plenty of tech jobs in Detroit and the City’s Detroit at Work initiative wants to see them filled.
Applications are now open for the next “Tech Hire Bootcamp” at Grand Circus, a professional technology training institute in Detroit, as the training provider partner. Applications from Detroit residents, 18 and older, are open through August 31. Click here to apply.
“There are hundreds of unfilled and well-paying tech jobs in the city,” says Jeff Donofrio, executive director of the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board. “Detroit at Work’s Tech Hire initiative creates access and opportunity for Detroiters to secure an entry-level tech job that can lead to an in-demand career paying $30-40 per hour.”
Students accepted to the program will receive full funding to attend the coding bootcamp through Detroit at Work. Participants must commit to full-time classwork – 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., Monday through Friday – at Grand Circus, beginning on October 8, 2018 and ending on December 14, 2018.
The 12-week Tech Hire Bootcamp will prepare students to immediately enter the workforce as entry-level developers in positions such as business analyst, web developer, quality assurance tester or program manager. Through hands-on and experiential learning, students will be exposed to a variety of essential programming code, including Java.
All Bootcamp graduates also will benefit from career assistance, including guaranteed first round interviews at leading tech companies, including Accenture, Perficient, SolvIT, Labor Edge and Meridian.
“At Grand Circus, we believe anyone can be a software developer, and we’re excited to work with Detroit at Work to make a tech career possible for city residents,” says Damien Rocchi, Grand Circus CEO. “The tech sector is rapidly changing, and we need creative solutions for sourcing talent to fill these jobs. This program will not only train Detroiters in some of the latest technologies, but also introduce them to the city’s top employers.”