Information Technology

Have you ever dreamed of a career in Information Technology?

Detroit is quickly becoming known as a tech hub with companies like Microsoft moving into the city and the need for secure technology systems within the healthcare, auto and mortgage industry. Information Technology (IT) is one of Metro Detroit’s fastest growing sectors and there are positions available to Detroiters with the skillsets employers need. For Detroiters interested in IT, but who don’t have the current skillsets, our TechHire training programs train for a variety of tech roles.

Training Opportunities

Have you always wanted to build a career in IT or computers, but have never known where to start? Detroit at Work is your first step on that journey. We have tiered training programs to provide opportunities for Detroiters, whether they have experience in the IT field or just desire.

  • Accelerator – a 10-week program covering workplace soft-skills, contextual math and reading, advanced excel and exposure to IT careers.
  • Apprenticeship – a 6-8 week program designed to place you into a paid apprenticeship as either a computer developer or a network technician.
  • Coding Bootcamp – a 10-week software development program for those currently working or career changers that ends with an interview with a major employer.

For all three tiers, we have employers interested in hiring graduates, either as full-time employees or as paid apprentices. Your new career path could take you into positions like a help desk representative, a Java developer, an IT support professional or a network technician.
Don’t see the training program you’re looking for listed? Don’t worry. We have partnerships with organizations throughout Metro Detroit that have training programs beyond what we’ve created. So come on in to see which ones match your interests and skills.

Career Pathways

Jobs in IT offer some of the best wages across industries, with Help Desk professionals starting at $12 an hour and experienced software developers making more than $60,000 a year. Careers in IT offer pathways to any number of industries and roles, including:

  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Technician
  • Business Analyst
  • Help Desk or Customer Service Rep
  • Desktop Support

How it Works

Detroit at Work is here to help you build your new career by connecting you to free training programs connected to employers and jobs employers are hiring for now. After registration, our professionals will work with you to find out what your current skills are and what services, training program or workshop you need to fill any gaps. We will help you determine the best next step to put you into the career that you want.

If you are interested in the Detroit at Work TechHire program, click below to start the registration process. From there, you’ll go to your closest One-Stop to meet with a Career Advisor and get on your way to a career in information technology.

Take your first steps towards a new career path.

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Success Stories

Detroit at Work is here to help you find the opportunity that launches you on a well-paid career path. That help can range from in-depth training related to specific careers such as healthcare, IT, or construction, to more basic workshops designed to help to spruce up your resume or improve your interviewing skills. Whatever you need, we have access to a wide network of partners throughout the city, so we know what help you may need and also know where you can get that help. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be adding videos that show you what services other Detroiters have accessed, and how these services have helped them. So if you want to find a new career path, your first step should be to register with Detroit at Work.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Darnell Gates #MyJobStory

Darnell Gates knew that Information Technology (IT) was the right career for him, but after working toward his associate’s degree in computer information systems, he needed assistance finding opportunities in his field. Career-specific training helped round out his skillset as well as lining up interviews with multiple Detroit IT employers. To find opportunities like Darnell, register today at