India’s technology major Infosys and Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) have marked the first classes of a new 18-week program to provide Infosys world-renowned software development training program to growDetroit’s technology talent pool.
A job fair will follow the program, with Infosys and other prospective employers participating, Infosys said in a media statement. WCCCD is a multi-campus district with five campus locations,UniversityCenterand the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles.
The Software Engineering Boot Camp is the result of a unique partnership between Infosys and WCCCD. Infosys, widely recognized for its software training programs andCorporateUniversity, is now giving the same training to individuals in theDetroitmetro 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 itsGlobalEducationCenter, is an IT services vendor with a state-of-the-art approach to employee training, noted Forrester in a recent report .
“This partnership is an opportunity to build strong career pathways in an important and fast growing sector ofWayneCounty’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 inDetroit,” said Ashok Vemuri, Member of the Board and Head of Americas, 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 ofDetroit.”
The Software Engineering Boot Camp will use methods developed at theInfosysGlobalEducationCenterto train entry level software engineers. WithDetroitas an emerging information technology hub, Infosys selected Wayne County Community College District as its educational partner to launch training in southeastMichigan. 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.”
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten 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, Europe, India, China and across the globe. WCCCD is the largest urban community college district inMichigan, with more than 70,000 students enrolled at its five campuses.