Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, and
Wayne County Community College District
(WCCCD) today announced the graduation of 73 students from the first Software Engineering Boot Camp that provides Infosys-sponsored software development training to grow the Detroit region’s technology talent pool.
An employment fair followed the program, leading to job offers for more than 27 students at eight companies including Compuware, GalaxE Solutions, Infosys and Kimberly Group.
The IT Boot Camp is the result of a unique partnership between Infosys and WCCCD that formed during work with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, a non-profit organization that aligns talent with the needs of the business community in Detroit. Other partners include "IT in the D," an initiative led by Compuware, Quicken Loans, GalaxE Solutions and Marketing Associates.
Infosys, widely recognized for its global software training programs and corporate university, provides similar training in an 18-week program to individuals in the Detroit-metro area looking for new career opportunities in the fast-growing technology field.
"We congratulate the new graduates, and are excited to see these successful results. Our partnership with Infosys already benefits the emerging technology community in Detroit," said WCCCD Chancellor Dr. Curtis L. Ivery. "The introduction of this initiative with support from the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation is a new and necessary program. We view Infosys as a key part of its success and look forward to working with their executives on additional programs in the future."
With Detroit as an emerging information technology hub, Infosys selected Wayne County Community College District as its educational partner to launch this new training program in southeast Michigan. To sustain this initiative, Infosys will enable and support WCCCD trainers to conduct the additional training programs for more participants.
"Infosys is committed to global innovation in technology, and we are proud to carry this tradition forward to develop programs that align academic skills with industry requirements," said Ashok Vemuri, head of Americas and member of the board at Infosys. "It's a proof point for how business can come together with the community to address pressing local needs, provide new career paths and immediate job opportunities."
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as the world’s 15th most innovative company, Infosys serves Fortune 500 clients through a global network 68 sales offices and 70 development centers in the United States, Europe, 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.