Introducing the Grand Circus Academy

May 15, 2018

What is the problem we’re trying to solve? There will be more than 1 million unfilled computer programming positions by 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Michigan’s tech industry is booming, however, a talent shortage remains a major hindrance to growth. Grand Circus’ vision is to close this talent gap for employers. Read more →

From Acquisition Manager to Java Developer, Meet Michael

May 14, 2018

Update: Michael’s career in tech continues to grow. He’s now a Scrum Master at Owens Corning!  Working as an acquisition manager, Michael Riley saw firsthand the rapid growth the tech industry has to offer. Michael worked closely with technical teams to recruit developers, and got a behind-the-scenes view at what companies look for when hiring Read more →

Announcing our New 26-Week Bootcamp Model: After-Hours

May 10, 2018

“We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is.” ― Arnold Bennett, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day What can you accomplish in 24 hours? In 26 weeks? A lifetime? You spoke, and we listened. Beginning in July 2018, Grand Circus is offering Read more →

Employer Highlight: Spantree

May 3, 2018

Collaboration can often be the key to creativity. That’s why we love getting to know other tech companies making an impact in the industry, like Spantree! A Chicago-based boutique consultancy, the folks at Spantree are lovers of everything data and help companies create software solutions for the web. At our Grand Rapids campus, we recently had Read more →

How to Earn a Career in Tech

April 25, 2018

The tech industry is growing rapidly. By 2024, careers in computer-programming will increase by 27%. That’s four times more growth than the job market as a whole, according to the U.S. Labor of Bureau Statistics. Careers in software development are also among the highest paying, with local coding bootcamp grads making an average salary of Read more →

Employer Highlight: Chameleon Power

April 12, 2018

In today’s fast-moving tech world, it can be difficult for companies to keep up and ensure their technologies match the needs of their customers. Enter Chameleon Power. As an industry leading provider of web and mobile visualization and design technologies, Chameleon Power is helping companies bring their products and services to life. Their work helps Read more →

Why Learn Programming?

March 14, 2018

As a developer, I often get the question: “Why programming?” During my days as a teacher, I rarely looked at a computer during the day, let alone actually use one to solve my daily problems. I found I was encouraging my students to be creative and make things every day, while not having the skills Read more →

For Women in Tech, Mentors Make All the Difference

March 6, 2018

For those not historically included in the tech industry – specifically, women and people of color – mentors that look like them are important factors for individual success. Seeing people who look like you have successful careers in your field can be remarkable and inspiring – it’s proof that success in the tech industry is Read more →

Meet Naomi, Marketing Coordinator turned Software Engineer

February 28, 2018

Update: Naomi is still loving her job as a Junior Software Engineer at Meridian At GC, we get the privilege to watch our students go from little-to-no coding experience to software engineers. No matter what your educational or professional background – a career in programming is possible! We’re excited to continue growing our partnerships with Read more →