TechHire Bootcamp in Partnership with Quicken Loans

Grand Circus is thrilled to partner with Quicken Loans and the Detroit at Work TechHire program to announce a free tech training program for residents of Detroit. The 6-week bootcamp is an opportunity for Detroiters passionate about tech to join Quicken Loans as entry-level back-end developers.

Applications for this program are now closed!

What Will I Learn?

This programming bootcamp will introduce you to the fundamentals of enterprise development (.NET), the use of Visual Studio, SQL databases, and how to design and deploy object-oriented applications.

Some of the concepts we’ll cover include:

  • A thorough hands-on understanding of .NET development
  • The lifecycle of a .NET project
  • C# language syntax
  • The mechanics of developing for .NET using Visual Studio
  • Debugging and testing of .NET projects
  • How to program web applications with ASP.NET
  • How to access databases with ADO.NET


Before you start the programming bootcamp classroom sessions, you’ll complete two weeks of mandatory at-home learning. This work provides the foundation for the bootcamp lessons and covers fundamentals that all successful developers need to know.

Once you start classroom sessions, you’ll be on-site at Grand Circus in Detroit Monday Friday, 9am – 5pm from September 25 until November 3. Students should be prepared to be at all sessions.

The Ideal Student Would Have:

  • Has dabbled in coding on his/her own whether it be through free online resources, a Grand Circus Free Intro to Coding Workshop or in a work/school environment
  • The ability to be resourceful and figure things out on his/her own (students should utilize Google or other tools to solve problems before asking for assistance while problem solving)
  • Some professional work experience whether it be in a corporate or entrepreneurial setting
  • The ability to receive and give both positive and constructive feedback in a professional setting, work with a team of people of diverse backgrounds and are comfortable being uncomfortable with the things you don’t know
  • A growth mindset, great attitude and excitement to learn at lightning speed
  • A passion for helping others in a collaborative environment
  • You’re willing to roll up your sleeves and dive into solving a problem even if it’s “not your job”
  • You’re a “jack-of-all-trades”!
  • Has a High School Diploma/GED
  • Is a Detroit resident

The Application Process

    Applications for this program are now closed

  • Week of August 23: Phone Interview with a Quicken Loans recruiter (invite only) 
  • Week of August 30: In-person Interview with Quicken Loans and Grand Circus (invite only) 
  • Week of Sept. 4:
    • Quicken Loans Background check (credit, criminal, social media and reference check)
    • DESC 1-Stop Orientation
  • Two-week Mandatory Pre-work
  • Acceptance
  • September 25: Bootcamp Begins

The TechHire Bootcamp in Partnership with Quicken Loans is for Detroit residents (Hamtramck and Highland Park are not included)