Shifting Code graduates first class at Ann Arbor SPARK

The first class of Ann Arbor SPARK's Shifting Code class is graduating today, bringing 26 new software developers to a job market scrambling for coders and other tech professionals

Shifting Code was designed to help meet the growing demand in Metro Detroit for software developers. The program's curriculum is based on the input of a core group of employers, and consists of learning modules of specific, in-demand coding languages. The 12-week course is taught through a hybrid approach of online education and face-to-face instruction.

"In areas where you're looking for entry-level programmers this is a great program," says Bill Wagner, co-founder & CEO of SRT Solutions.

SRT Solutions is one of the local tech firms that has hired 65 percent of Shifting Code's first class. Wagner points out that Shifting Code provides the foundation for people with skills outside of traditional software skill set to become more involved in computer programing development.

"The industry is about a lot more than code," Wagner says. "This is about user-interface experts and graphic designers."

Source: Bill Wagner, co-founder & CEO of SRT Solutions
Writer: Jon Zemke  

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