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Now in its second session, IT in the D provides classroom instruction as well as real world IT experience to class participants, via volunteer IT professionals from the five program partner companies, all located in downtown Detroit. The free initiative was created to identify and grow the technology talent in the region for the city’s burgeoning tech hub.

Program partners Quicken Loans, Compuware Ventures, GalaxE.Solutions, Marketing Associates and Wayne County Community College District kicked off the second session of “IT in the D” on Thursday, October 18th at Compuware’s headquarters in downtown Detroit’s urban core. Twenty eight students are enrolled in the ten-week program. The students come from 15 different colleges and universities including Wayne State University, Walsh College and Washtenaw Community College

The inaugural class of 20 students graduated in September and includes individuals who are continuing their education as well as those who have been hired into full-time technology positions.

“Once their foundational training is complete, the sky is the limit for what these graduates may accomplish next,” said Linglong He, Chief Information Officer of Quicken Loans. “With IT opportunities in Detroit continuing to grow, we look forward to these individuals playing a tangible role.”

He joined Paul Czarnik, Chief Technology Officer of Compuware; Steve Raymond, VP, Resource Management, GalaxE.Solutions; Andy Frey, Chief Techonology Officer of Marketing Associates and Jennifer Rademacher, Chief Information Officer of Fathead in welcoming the new class.

For future registration and more information about IT in the D, please contact IT in the D at ITintheD@ITinDetroit.org.

About Quicken Loans Inc:

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online home lender and fourth largest retail lender. The company closed a record $30 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2011. Quicken Loans generates loan production from five web centers located in Detroit, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010 and 2011.

“QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company ranked in the top 10 of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2012 and has placed among the top 30 companies on FORTUNE’s list for the past nine years. It ranked in the top 15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for eight years in a row, ranking in the top 5 in 2012. Quicken Loans was named #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Best Places to Work in Michigan’ List in 2010 and 2011. The company has moved its headquarters and more than 6,500 team members to downtown Detroit. Another 500 team members are expected to move to downtown Detroit by early 2013. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit us on the web at www.quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/QuickenLoans.

About Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world’s most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. The Compuware logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5950, and questions should be directed to Kayla Siefker at 313-227-1402 or kayla.siefker@compuware.com. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.

About GalaxE.Solutions

The creator of Outsource to Detroit, GalaxE.Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of software services and IT business support systems. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare, retail, and financial industries, the company facilitates the secure sharing of critical information across internal networks and over the Internet to improve client competitiveness, efficiency, and business results. In addition to its corporate headquarters and primary delivery center in Somerset, New Jersey, GalaxE.Solutions has additional offices and delivery centers in Detroit, New York, NY, Toronto, Canada, United Kingdom and Bangalore and Hyderabad, India. For more information about GalaxE.Solutions and its portfolio of services, including its proprietary Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) process, visit www.galaxesolutions.com, or call +1-732-868-0400.

About Marketing Associates

MA is a full-service, technology-enabled marketing company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, with an office in Wilmington, Delaware. MA was established in 1967 and for 44 years has produced high-quality integrated marketing solutions for Fortune 500 companies across different industries. MA is ISO 9001-2008 Certified with a commitment to continuous improvement and quality delivery. The company believes that the only marketing strategies and programs that drive real, measurable results are those that begin from a deep understanding of our customers’ business challenges and objectives.

Marketing Associates is flexible, responsive and proactive. We deliver world-class sales and marketing programs on time and on budget. Marketing Associates is a trusted partner to our clients with a SAS-70 compliant world class data center for hosting and maintaining client applications and data. For more information, please contact info@marketinassociates.com.