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Workforce training initiative IT in the D strengthened for 2013, beyond

IT in the D founders formally pledged their commitment to the high-tech training program through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, December 12 for 2013, also welcoming the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) as a new partner.

Representatives from Quicken Loans, Compuware Ventures, GalaxE.Solutions, Fathead and Marketing Associates gathered at the Qube, 635 Woodward Ave, Detroit, to sign the MoU and establish the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) as its fiscal partner. SEMCA’s involvement, through WIN, will allow for greater financial resources for IT in the D’s training and retraining efforts, including allowing the partnership to apply for grants and other funding, including those requiring 501 c(3) status.

A successful pilot program earlier this year established a proof of need and concept for IT in the D, with several graduates of the first class securing full-time employment in the IT field in Detroit.

The signing of the MoU occurred in conjunction with the first public meeting of the Southeast Michigan Technology Council, a group of nearly 40 IT companies formed earlier this year to promote and grow IT in the state.

For future registration and more information about IT in the D, please contact IT in the D at ITintheD@ITinDetroit.org.