Fast-Track Boot Camp To Produce Skilled Software Engineers For Metro Detroit

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DETROIT — A new IT boot camp aimed at producing entry-level software engineers for the growing tech sector in metro Detroit will kick off March 12 at the Wayne County Community College District University Center in Harper Woods.

The 18-week program is the result of a unique partnership between WCCCD and global IT consultancy, Infosys Ltd. Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the most innovative companies in the world, Infosys serves Fortune 500 clients through a global network of 64 offices and 68 development centers in the United States, India, China and across the globe.

WCCCD is the largest urban community college district in Michigan, with more than 70,000 students enrolled at its five campuses.

“This partnership is an opportunity to build strong career pathways in an important and growing sector of Wayne County’s economy,” said WCCCD Chancellor Curtis L. Ivery. “We’re excited about partnering with a global IT leader such as Infosys to help direct more people into rewarding information technology careers.”

The boot camp program will use methods developed at the Infosys Leadership Institute, Education and Training Center to train more than 14,000 entry-level software engineers in Mysore, India. This will be the first time such a program has been offered in the United States. With Detroit as an emerging Information Technology hub, Infosys selected Wayne County Community College District as its educational partner to launch training in southeast Michigan.

Those interested in participating in the Boot Camp must call (313) 496-2704 to register for one of two Infosys orientation sessions on Wednesday, March 7, or Tuesday, March 13, at WCCCD’s University Center, located at 19305 Vernier Road in Harper Woods. Seats for this pilot program are limited and all participants must pass an aptitude assessment.

“This program not only provides a pathway to a better life for those that participate in it, but provides highly skilled and capable workers to a growing sector of our regional economy,” Ivery said. “Win-wins like this are a fundamental part of our mission, and we’re proud to participate in such a vital program with Infosys.”

WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan, is a multi-campus district with five locations, University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education, serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles. WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, hosting community-based training sessions, improving student facilities and services. For more information visit www.wcccd.edu.

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