Automation Alley

Technical Talent Development Program

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 (current) workers. The training is administered by local training providers, including corporate training companies, workforce development organizations and educational institutions.

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.

Interested in hiring IT talent?

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

Strategic Program PartnersOakland Community College and Oakland County Michigan Works! Workforce Development Division

Current Employer Partners:

Current TTDP employer training requests include, but are not limited to:

Agile Project Management Methodologies (PMP, CSM, etc.) Cisco | Citrix CompTIA HP Training and Certifications for Testing Software Product International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) Microsoft (MCM, MCTS, MCPD, MCITP, etc.) Oracle Personal Software Process (PSP) & Team Software Process (TSP) Mobile App Development/Mobile App Testing CISSP Epic FANUC and Rockwell Red Hat | VMware | SAP Others   

*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

The Automation Alley Technical Talent Development Program is made possible by a $5 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, and is an equal opportunity program and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.