Global Training Program The Iron Yard Opens Detroit Tech School

By Amanda Lewan on February 1st, 2016 / Comments

Tech training is a movement in the Motor City. Now joining several home grown companies providing coding classes and tech skills, The Iron Yard is officially open in Detroit this March. This school is one of the largest and fastest-growing code schools in the world.

At the Iron Yard, you’ll be able to join in 12 week immersive courses preparing students for careers in software development. Applications are now open through March 14th. Courses will be in both front end and back end engineering.

“Detroit is quickly gaining a national reputation as a hotbed for tech jobs and innovation,” said Eric Dodds, co-founder and CMO at The Iron Yard. “With more than 600 junior-level programming jobs posted in the last 90 days alone, our goal is to help meet Detroit’s demand for a talented tech workforce by preparing a stream of creative, professional software developers.”

Local entrepreneur Jordan Skole will be leading the Iron Yard in Detroit. The full time programs train people of all backgrounds to learn coding, and also help them to navigate the job search process. A bonus from this school is the global network of alumni and employers you can access after graduation.

With a recent growth of tech companies in Detroit (see these 7 Tech Facts about Detroit to know), and an overall shortage of coders and software developers in general, this should continue to fuel momentum.

“No longer known just for its auto industry, Detroit is also home to a range of companies and entrepreneurs in health care, defense, information technology and homeland security,” said Jordan Skole, campus director for The Iron Yard’s Detroit campus. “The opportunities for tech talent in all of these industries is huge and we look forward to working with future students, employers and members of Detroit’s tech community.”

Leading up to the first full-time course, The Iron Yard will be offering free “Crash Course” workshops designed for those interested in software development and learning more about The Iron Yard. Information about crash courses and other events on the Detroit campus can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/The-Iron-Yard-Detroit/.

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