Information technology companies from across Detroit are providing eight weeks of training in soft and hard skills in the IT industry with a job waiting for them upon completion.
While there obviously is much work to be done on Detroit’s turnaround, Detroit is no longer an impediment to recruiting employees to the city for tech companies.
The latest staffing, leadership and boardroom news from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups
GalaxE.Solutions, an IT developer based in New Jersey but with growing operations in Detroit, has a new wrinkle on its Detroit-centric marketing — a short video called “Love, Detroit,” released at the Detroit Regoinal Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference.
In his State of the City address last week, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a donation by custom software developer GalaxE.Solutions that will provide new technology for 14 Detroit police community centers, located in neighborhoods throughout the city, by the end of 2013.
The founders of the IT in the D tech training program have formalized their commitment to the program and added a new partner with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding this week at the Chase Tower in Detroit.
Last week, the first 25 participants in the “IT in the D” pilot program officially graduated, after spending two and a half months gaining real-world IT experience and receiving instruction from volunteer IT professionals at participating companies.
GalaxE Solutions chairman and president Tim Bryan participated in last week’s “Insourcing American Jobs” forum at the White House, at the invitation of President Barack Obama.
A group of Detroit IT industry leaders met Thursday with an Obama Administration representative and continued the work toward what will be a national branding effort for the area’s IT development industry — “Outsource to Detroit.”
A Senior member of President Barack Obama’s Administration says Detroit’s emerging IT hub is key to job growth in this region.