IT in the D founders formally pledged their commitment to the high-tech training program through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, December 12 for 2013, also welcoming the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) as a new partner.

Representatives from Quicken Loans, Compuware Ventures, GalaxE.Solutions, Fathead and Marketing Associates gathered at the Qube, 635 Woodward Ave, Detroit, to sign the MoU and establish the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) as its fiscal partner. SEMCA’s involvement, through WIN, will allow for greater financial resources for IT in the D’s training and retraining efforts, including allowing the partnership to apply for grants and other funding, including those requiring 501 c(3) status.

A successful pilot program earlier this year established a proof of need and concept for IT in the D, with several graduates of the first class securing full-time employment in the IT field in Detroit.

The signing of the MoU occurred in conjunction with the first public meeting of the Southeast Michigan Technology Council, a group of nearly 40 IT companies formed earlier this year to promote and grow IT in the state.

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

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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.