Participants in non-credit Java Development certificate program obtain fulltime work at GE Capital
A partnership with GE and Workforce Opportunity Services offered participants academic training, work-study—and full-time job offers at GE as Java developers.
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the office of Extended Learning & Outreach (ELO) hosted a graduation ceremony for 19 graduates who completed a 502 hour non-credit training program in Java Development. This program was funded by GE Capital and Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS).
WOS was responsible for recruiting participants for this program. All participants have their high school diploma with some work experience and live in the Metro Detroit area. No prior experience in web development was necessary to be considered for this program. ELO and the CIS department worked together to provide instructors for this program.
WOS provided paid training for all participants throughout the program. Upon successful completion, participants are guaranteed fulltime work as a Web Developer at GE Capital. This was the second cohort of participants to benefit from this partnership. All parties involved are hopeful for a third cohort in the future.