It’s no secret that Michigan’s tech industry is not just growing, it’s thriving! From Detroit to Grand Rapids and everywhere in between, the state is attracting attention from startups and major companies alike. And with major developments on the horizon, the need for quality talent and ideas in the industry is at an all time high. But the opportunities don’t just stop at the Ohio border. By 2020, there will be an estimated 1 million unfilled computer-programming positions throughout the United States.
But how can you get in on the action? At first, finding a way into the tech industry can seem a little tricky. After doing some research, you may be left asking: Where do I start? What if I don’t have a technical degree? How long will it take?
These are all valid questions and ones we often get here at Grand Circus. We’re celebrating five years of training folks for careers as developers, and we believe our bootcamps are a great way to launch a new career in the tech. Our intensive program gives students the skills they need to not only land a job in the industry, but also start making an impact on day one.
But what makes a Grand Circus bootcamp different from other technical training? Unlike do-it-yourself online courses, Grand Circus students are part of a community that works with them to help achieve their professional goals. That’s why we don’t just teach our students to code, we partner with them to build valuable skills and a career path toward their dream job in tech.
Who better to explain the Grand Circus difference better than our talented staff? We caught up with members of our team to why they think Grand Circus is a great first step toward a career in tech.
“Grand Circus offers people a truly hands-on approach to learning how to code. The community around students is authentic and super supportive. Plus, I like to think we have a lot of fun while doing it.” – Kim, Director of Learning
“Grand Circus is a very supportive environment. We walk with students through the technical and non-technical aspects of seeking a career in tech. And we coach them through the daunting process of landing a job.” – David, Instructor
“Grand Circus supports students on an individual basis. This is important because our students come from various fields of study and backgrounds. Recognizing each student’s needs is something Grand Circus is very adept at addressing.” – Ian, Recruitment and Selections Manager
“Grand Circus is student first, they’re very supportive and invested in students, while still simulating the real world well and preparing them for the real world.” – Tommy, Instructor
“Our bootcamps provide both the technical and soft skills training students need to be successful in their new tech careers. No matter what background students come from, if they’re willing to work hard and are excited about learning to code… our program can support their career transition.” – Jennifer, Senior Marketing Manager
“Grand Circus teaches more than the fundamentals of coding languages. They instill the confidence in each and every student drastically change the course of their lives. By providing in demand tech training, Grand Circus opens the door of opportunity to the bootcampers that enter their space.” – Stephanie, Community Manager
Regardless of whether you’re looking to upgrade your programming skills, desiring for a career change or searching for a way to break into the tech scene (or all three!), enrolling in a Grand Circus Bootcamp is a great way to get started.
So what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present. Enroll in a bootcamp today and discover your reason #WhyGrandCircus is a great first chapter in your future tech career.