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Right Management and Grand Circus to Provide Skills Training to Accelerate Michigan’s Technology Industry

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Partnership aims to reskill candidates to fill thousands of open IT careers in Michigan

Right Management, a global leadership development and outplacement firm, and Grand Circus, Michigan’s leading tech training institution, announced a partnership to prepare and upskill individuals to quickly enter Michigan’s growing technology industry.

Beginning today, Right Management outplacement candidates will have exclusive access to Grand Circus’ bootcamps in both Detroit and Grand Rapids. Once admitted, candidates will receive hands-on training and work with leaders in software development and career management to quickly transition into careers in the technology sector.

“We see digital transformation, the current rate of innovation and the industrial internet of things as enormous opportunities for individuals interested in gaining the technical skills necessary to compete in Industry 4.0,” said John Bourbeau Jr., President of Right Management Great Lakes.  “By working in concert with Grand Circus, we have the opportunity to combine best-in-class talent development with a proven and effective upskilling model.”

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Research consolidated by Right Management indicates individuals with future-ready, technology-based skills report higher degrees of job satisfaction and career mobility. The partnership with Grand Circus will provide outplacement candidates with unfettered access to in-demand skills training.

“Grand Circus bootcamps are specifically designed to provide accessible training in the state’s most demanded coding languages,” said Damien Rocchi, CEO of Grand Circus. “Our partnership with Right Management enhances our curriculum by allowing candidates who are looking for a change in career opportunities to easily leverage the range of programs that are offered by Grand Circus.”

Grand Circus bootcamps are typically 10 – 12 weeks and target individuals who are interested in landing a career in the technology field. Students are exposed to hands-on learning as they gain skills to build fully functional applications in languages including Front-End, Java and .NET(C#).

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Right Management has helped more than 500,000 Michiganders evolve to meet the needs of a rapidly changing economy. Grand Circus has trained more locally hired, entry level software developers than any other program in the State. It is the only training facility to offer exclusive after-hour bootcamps, and of its more than 1,600 graduates, nearly 90 percent have received full time job offers at the state’s leading technology companies.

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