Leading Detroit IT-focused companies training, hiring tech pros of tomorrow
ExperienceIT, the innovative collaboration between leading information technology-focused organizations and workforce agencies in downtown Detroit, will honor 25 students in a graduation ceremony who have completed the 11-week training programming. Graduates will next have the opportunity to interview for employment with program corporate partners.
The IT training initiative brings together downtown Detroit’s premier IT-focused companies, including Amrock, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, DPM Consulting Services, Inc., GalaxE.Solutions, OneMagnify, Quicken Loans, Rocket Homes and program convener WIN (Workforce Intelligence Network).
The program features an “after hours” format with in-class and self-directed training. Since the program’s inception in 2014, ExperienceIT has graduated 215 individuals with an average of 75% accepting full-time positions with partner companies.
“It has been quite rewarding to see our students learning new and vital hard and soft tech skills as they moved through our core curriculum to completion,” said Andy Frey, CIO, One Magnify and ExperienceIT Chair. “These individuals represent the future for our region and technological innovation in general. As we continue to grow Detroit’s IT hub, we want these individuals to stay here for rewarding lives and careers.”
ABOUT EXPERIENCEIT: ExperienceIT is a game-changing, non-profit partnership between leading tech companies, workforce agencies, and educational institutions – working together to teach, train and prepare the next generation of IT professionals in Detroit.
For more information, visit ExperienceITdetroit.com.