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The Automation Alley Technical Talent Development Program (TTDP) provides funding to local employers for high-level information technology training of both potential employees and incumbent workers. The training is administered by local training providers, including corporate training companies, workforce development organizations and educational institutions.
The TTDP is made possible by a $5 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The grant includes a $750,000 Challenge Fund available to Automation Alley member companies — from entrepreneurial startup firms to mature companies — with immediate IT training needs.
The TTDP is not a typical workforce development program. Rather than training candidates for IT positions that may or may not already exist, the program allows employers to identify their desired candidates for available positions and then train them to the needed level of IT skill. In this way, the program addresses the skills gap in the IT industry — caused in part by the rapid development of new technologies — simultaneously deepening the IT talent pool and reducing unemployment.
Training through the TTDP is employer-driven and includes industry-recognized vendor certifications for select IT occupations*, including but not limited to: software developers for applications, database administrators, computer specialists and computer user support specialists.
Vendors seeking to provide training to TTDP funded companies, click here.
If interested, please send your proposal by email to email@example.com.
Proposals must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, May 10, 2013 to be considered.
Strategic Program Partners: Oakland Community College and Oakland County Michigan Works! Workforce Development Division
Current Employer Partners:
- Beaumont Health Systems, Troy
- BTR Associates, LLC, Bingham Farms
- Coil Group, Rochester
- Critical Signal Technologies, Farmington Hills
- Delphi Automotive Systems, Auburn Hills
- GalaxE.Solutions, Detroit
- Gonzalez Production Systems, Madison Heights
- HP Enterprise Services, Pontiac
- Kyyba, Inc., Farmington Hills
- Lakeside Software, Bloomfield Hills and Ann Arbor
- Merrill Technologies, Sterling Heights
- Monroe Engineering Products, Auburn Hills
- Reply, Inc., Auburn Hills
- Secure-24, Southfield
Are you a Michigan employer looking to hire new IT talent? To find out how your company can benefit from the Technical Talent Development Program, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at 800-427-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Select IT occupations include:
Computer and Information Systems Managers | Computer Programmers | Computer Systems Analysts | Computer Software Engineers, Applications | Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software | Network and Computer Systems Administrators (incl. Computer Security Specialists) | Database Administrators | Operations Research Analysts | Computer Specialists, All Other (includes Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers; Computer Systems Engineers/Architects; Network Designers; Web Developers; and Web Administrators) | Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts | Computer Support Specialists | Computer and Information Scientists, Research | Actuaries | Computer Hardware Engineers