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Opportunity Detroit Tech
Amplifying Detroit's IT talent
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Opportunity Detroit Tech

technology_homeOpportunity Detroit Tech (ODT) envisions the Greater Detroit Region as a place where an improved information technology ecosystem can be the answer to industry and community economic success! ODT leverages strategic partnerships with workforce development agencies, community colleges, and IT industry leaders to identify and address the needs of the region’s information technology ecosystem. Empowered by the use of actionable labor market intelligence, ODT looks to raise awareness of and shape community response to the industry’s talent, customer, supply chain, and other growth needs to improve both the industry itself and the region as a whole.

Regional News

After successful pilot, Apprenti expands tech training program

29 Nov 2017
Those of us who keep tabs on the tech world hear a lot about the challenges of hiring and retaining IT talent. According to a forecast by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1.3 ...

Eureka! survey explores high-tech in the workplace

30 Sep 2015
[caption id="attachment_5197" align="alignleft" width="145"] Emily DeRocco, Director of Education and Workforce for Lightweighting Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT)[/caption] By James A. Mitc...

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Women In Tech: Past, Present, And Future

01 May 2017
Taking a look at the computer science industry today, the very low percentage of women in tech-related occupations is apparent. According to an article in Forbes, 92 percent of programmers a...

‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Talent Gap and Future Opportunities

25 Apr 2017
Original story published on CBS Detroit [caption id="attachment_6708" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lisa Baragar Katz from Workforce Intelligence Network (Photo credit: Charlie Pena, CBS...

WCC Awarded Additional $42,000 for Advanced Transportation Center

16 Mar 2017
On March 14, 2017, Washtenaw Community College announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund approved an additional $42,000 to support workforce development at WCC’s Advanced Transportation ...

MAGMA Announces New Industry Co-Chairs

08 Mar 2017
The Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA) recently elected two board members to serve as new co-chairs. MAGMA welcomes Erika Nielsen, Director of Global Government Affai...