Learn how to write software code. IT degree not required

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Learn how to write software code. IT degree not required

Don’t skip over those software coding job listings when reading the want ads.  

Instead, join us on Monday, December 19 from 5-7 pm at Arbor Brewing Company in downtown Ann Arbor to learn from local employers about a new training opportunity - Shifting Code.

Did you know the Ann Arbor region and Southeast Michigan are an IT/software hub with hundreds of jobs going unfilled with more coming online every day? If not, see for yourself on SPARK's Job Portal or at mitalent.org.

In your job search, these are likely the jobs many skip over, but they could be for you. Software coding is a career with unlimited potential for growth in the knowledge-based economy. Its many uses include web site development, mobile applications and tailored customer relationship management (CRM) programs. 

The life of a software writer is stereotyped as one of isolation and technical drudgery. In reality, it’s a fun job – really. Today's coders are highly social and collaborative, take initiative to creatively complete projects and bring ideas to life, love learning, and are highly flexible problem solvers and team players.

If that sounds like you, join us at Monday’s Shifting Code information session to find out if your skills, experience and aptitude are a fit for the world of software coding. A variety of training options are available, depending on your degree and experience.

The information program will survey software industry career opportunities in Southeast Michigan and includes an overview of the relevant technologies and plenty of time for Q&A. Appetizers and cash bar provided.

Admission to the Shifting Code training program is competitive, with resume review and interviews in early January for 10-12 slots. Training will be conducted in one or two evening sessions per week for 12 weeks with the addition of several weekend “code-ins” with independent and team work in-between.  

If you are interested, please register HERE.

Sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Ann Arbor SPARK, and Michigan Works!