Closing the tech talent gap: Grand Circus Detroit

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June 04, 2018
For some, ‘1 million open tech jobs by 2020’ is a looming, overwhelming statistic. For Grand Circus, it’s a challenge they want to be a solution for, and a direct line to fulfil their vision: to close the talent gap for employers. The professional tech training institute with campuses in Detroit and Grand Rapids has launched The Academy, a program where employers can try out Grand Circus grads for 3-6 months with no risk. This solution offers the flexibility to get quality tech talent quickly, affordably, and efficiently.
The Academy has successfully launched with 8 graduates participating and 2 companies participating, with 10 more grads in the next cohort and 3 new companies coming aboard. More info about The Academy available here (online fact sheet) or here (webpage).
1,000 grads have gone through Grand Circus; 86.5% have tech jobs within 120 days of graduating.

About Grand Circus
Grand Circus believes everyone should have access to a tech career. With campuses in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Grand Circus has trained more than 1,000 software developers. Graduates of the company's coding bootcamps work at nearly 200 companies throughout the state. Its innovative 12-week coding bootcamps provide students with the technical and soft skills employers need to effectively grow their businesses.
Grand Circus was recognized as one of Crain's 75 Places to Work in 2016, and operates one of 11 Google for Entrepreneur tech hubs – a partnership that provides technology, mentoring and connections to Michigan's startup ecosystem. The company is also partnered with Facebook, Detroit at Work, TekSystems and Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation to provide education and funding to eligible students for tech training. In Grand Rapids, Grand Circus is part of the Start Garden ecosystem. See what the Grand Circus experience is like in this video. For more information, visit
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Adela Piper, Siren PR for Grand Circus
(586) 212-4792

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