Indian technology giant Infosys and Wayne County Community College District started classes this week in a new 18-week program to provide Infosys’ software development training program to grow Detroit's technology talent pool. A job fair will follow the program, with Infosys and other prospective employers participating.
The Software Engineering Boot Camp is the result of a partnership between Infosys and WCCCD. Infosys, widely recognized for its software training programs and corporate university, is now giving the same training to individuals in the Detroit metro area looking for rewarding new career opportunities in the fast growing technology field.
According to independent research firm Forrester Research, a dynamic technology landscape requires programmers and technologists to constantly update their technical and domain skills. Infosys, with its Global Education Center, is an IT services vendor with a state-of-the-art approach to employee training, according to Forrester.
"This partnership is an opportunity to build strong career pathways in an important and fast growing sector of Wayne County's economy," said WCCCD Chancellor Dr. Curtis L. Ivery. "We're excited about partnering with a global IT leader such as Infosys and appreciate their generosity in helping provide this training to direct more people into rewarding information technology careers."
"Infosys sees a great opportunity to provide our world-renowned training to produce skilled software developers in Detroit," said Ashok Vemuri, member of the moard and dead of Americas for Infosys. "Career training to produce more top software developers is something we are delighted to offer to those participating in the program and to the city of Detroit."
The Software Engineering Boot Camp will use methods developed at the Infosys Global Education Center to train entry level software engineers. 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. In order to sustain this initiative, Infosys will enable and support WCCCD trainers to conduct the next few training programs for more participants.
"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."
Wayne County Community College District, the largest urban community college in Michigan, is a multi-campus district with five campus locations, a University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education, serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles.