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

Right Management Great Lakes, a leadership development and outplacement firm based in Southfield, and Detroit technical training institution Grand Circus recently announced a partnership to prepare and “upskill” individuals to get them more quickly into Michigan’s growing technology industry.
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Students in Grand Circus Coding Bootcamp class
Right Management Great Lakes and Grand Circus announced a partnership to prepare individuals for Michigan’s technology industry. Pictured is Grand Circus’ Coding Bootcamp. // Photo courtesy of Grand Circus

Right Management Great Lakes, a leadership development and outplacement firm based in Southfield, and Detroit technical training institution Grand Circus recently announced a partnership to prepare and “upskill” individuals to get them more quickly into Michigan’s growing technology industry.

Right Management outplacement candidates now 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 with the goal of moving more quickly into technology sector careers.

“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,” says 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.”

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 access to in-demand skills training.

“Grand Circus bootcamps are specifically designed to provide accessible training in the state’s most demanded coding languages,” says 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 in duration 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#).

Right Management says 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 says. It claims to be 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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