, formerly IT in the D, has been redesigned as a way to give aspiring computer engineers an inside track to careers in IT and software development. It accomplishes that by training them in a classroom setting with real-world IT projects. The program also provides mentorship and on-the-job training.
"It's really a new program," says Ryan Hoyle, vice president of talent acquisition and business development for GalaxE.Solutions
. "We have become a formal jobs-training program. Successful graduates of the program will receive employment of some type with our corporate sponsors."
The program sponsors include Quicken Loans
, GalaxE.Solutions, Title Source
, and Marketing Associates
. The first class of 45 students is starting off at the Grand Circus space in the Broderick Tower in downtown Detroit. About 200 people applied to be a part of the program. Organizers hope to hold a few more of these classes over the next year.
"We're treating this as a pilot case," Hoyle says.
Source: Ryan Hoyle, vice president of talent acquisition and business development for GalaxE.Solutions
Writer: Jon Zemke
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