“While there has long been a need to develop a more robust IT talent pipeline in southeast Michigan, Shifting Code takes a significantly different approach to addressing this need,” said MEDC president and CEO Michael A. Finney. “Having workforce training programs that are responsive to the needs of industry is part of our commitment to reinvent government and create more and better jobs in Michigan. This program is 100 percent demand-side, employer-driven, and project based.”READ MORE: Striking Kellogg's Workers Receiving 3% Raises In New Contract
Candidates should have programming and coding experience and an understanding of data and database structures. Trainees will be selected for the program on a competitive basis. The deadline to apply is midnight on Monday, Sept. 9.MORE NEWS: Democrats Renew Push For Gun-Control Legislation After Oxford High School Shooting
Shifting Code was launched by MEDC in January 2012 to provide advanced short-term training opportunities for IT and high-tech professionals looking to upgrade their advanced skills in high-demand technical computer systems and software development. Additional cohorts are currently under development and will be announced at the Shifting Code website at http://www.mitalent.org.