Opportunity Detroit Tech

Opportunity 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.

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Duo Security, CyberArk expand cybersecurity packages

25 Jul 2018
Duo Security’s flagship zero-trust product – Duo Beyond – now integrates with the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution, empowering organizations to evaluate the security hygien...

The Millennial workforce needs mentors, not managers

24 Jul 2018
Millennials are currently the largest generation in the U.S. labor force and will comprise more than 75% of the workforce by 2025. Not only that, Millennials now have the most spending p...

Partners add manufacturing apprenticeships

24 Jul 2018
A statewide effort to expand Michigan apprenticeships by 15 percent annually is growing with the addition of 25 training slots in Kalamazoo for the 2018-19 school year. The apprenticeships ...

Opinion: Focus on jobs keeps kids in school

24 Jul 2018
All across Michigan, families and students have celebrated high school graduation. Earning that high school diploma is a building block to higher education, apprenticeships, a job, or milit...

Share of U.S. small businesses with job openings matches record

24 Jul 2018
Hiring qualified people in a tightening labor market is getting to be an even bigger headache for smaller U.S. companies, who've been fattening paychecks to lure skilled workers. The shar...

WIN's David Palmer talks about future of Michigan's workforce

24 Jul 2018
The future of Michigan’s workforce was a major topic at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference. One of the experts part of that discussion was David Palmer, Senior Director for Strategies &am...

Annual Construction Science Expo not just a field trip, but the first step in a career journey

24 Jul 2018
Each May, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) partners with labor organizations, trade groups, contractors, Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA), an...

May employment numbers show largest amount of employed Detroiters since 2009

24 Jul 2018
Numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that more Detroiters are working today than any point in time since the national economic decline in 2009. The most recent ...