Grand Circus partners with Facebook to offer tuition-free coding bootcamp

We at Model D have been covering Detroit's efforts to grow its tech-ready workforce, whether it's investing in autonomous vehicle technology, giving grants for technology-based solutions to the city's issues, or offering scholarships and free courses for coding. 

There's even more on the way. Just this week, Allied Media Projects announced its NextGen App program, which will train youth in app development and coding in connection with its Equitable Internet Initiative. (You can read more about it in this article on the initiative, which was a unique collaboration between the nonprofit, Rocket Fiber, and the New Economy Initiative.)

Grand Circus, a downtown technology learning institute, is continuing to train Detroiters with its Facebook Bootcamp. The eight-week, tuition-free course is sponsored by Facebook and will teach students a variety of coding languages, like HTML5/CSS3 and JavaSript. They'll also get job assistance training and "guaranteed first-round interviews at Michigan technology firms, including Accenture, a global professional services company."

"Partnering with Facebook allows us to continue to position Grand Circus graduates as leaders in the technology field," said Damien Rocchi, CEO of Grand Circus, in a press release. "The specialized training that this bootcamp offers in React prepares students with the necessary skillset to thrive in today's digital environment and fill a shortage of computer coding professionals."

25 students will be accepted into the bootcamp, which takes place from Oct. 16 through Dec. 8 of this year. Grand Circus is accepting applications on a rolling basis. 

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