Grand Circus, TEKsystems Partner to Develop a Coding Bootcamp for Women


Grand Circus, a tech training institute with campuses in Detroit and Grand Rapids, has announced the expansion of a 12-week, part time bootcamp to teach Michigan women skills necessary for high growth, entry level software development positions.

In collaboration with Southfield-based TEKsystems, an IT staffing solutions and services provider, the courses are complemented by mentorship opportunities to increase women’s involvement in the technology industry.

The Develop(Her) bootcamp is also supported by the Women’s Resource Center and the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT), which works to connect women with tech careers and support them as they grow in their roles.

“Grand Circus is committed to making a tech career more accessible and we’re proud of the impact DEVELOP(her) has had in eastern Michigan,” says Damien Rocchi, CEO and co-founder of Grand Circus. “Growing our local partnerships in western Michigan has helped us bring the training program to Grand Rapids, and we’re excited to help even more women launch a tech career path.

The class will accept 12 women to the training program, which includes two weeks of mandatory pre-work and 10 weeks of on-site, instructor-led education. The training will be followed up with a career mentorship program in conjunction with the MCWT. Additionally, TEKsystems will assign recruiters to work individually on interview skills, resume creation, networking, and job placement.

The Develop(Her) bootcamp begins on Tuesday, September 12 at Start Garden in Grand Rapids, and applications close at noon on July 20. More information can be found here.

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