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Grand Circus & Amazon to Train Coders in Detroit

Grand Circus & Amazon to Train Coders in Detroit

Grand Circus has just announced a new collaboration with Amazon to host a fully funded bootcamp targeting diverse applicants and to educate learners with in-demand technology skills with a focus on Java, in metro Detroit.

Scheduled to start on 28th of March, the first after-hours cohort of up to 20 students will be funded by Amazon while the Detroit-based learning institute Grand Circus intends to use Java as an introductory lens to the theoretical framework of programming.

“Working with Amazon on this initiative is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved, especially prospective students. Our mission since inception has been to bridge the talent gap that exists between Detroiters and the growing technical job opportunities in the city. We are proud to have helped hundreds of people advance their careers and we’re excited to ensure more people in metro Detroit will be able to gain the critical skills they need to succeed in their careers,” said Damien Rocchi, founder and CEO of Grand Circus.

As announced, following the 28-week program focused on Java, all graduates will have the opportunity to interview for entry-level developer roles at Amazon’s Detroit Tech Hub – which was opened in 2012 and claimed to have employ nearly 500 associates, the majority of whom work as software development engineers.

“Technical skills are more important than ever for candidates applying to roles at Amazon and beyond right now. Grand Circus is a results-oriented, trusted organization, and we are proud to be the latest local employer to help them expand their reach to prepare even more interested students for exciting, well-paying, and in-demand technical roles,” said Garret Gaw, director, Software Development.

The 100%-virtual program is expected to continue through September 23, however, Southeastern Michigan residents are encouraged to apply for the free program with GED or equivalent requirement to participate while the deadline for applications is February 20.