GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Circus, a computer coding training firm, is taking applications for a new Facebook Bootcamp.

The bootcamp will combine Grand Circus’ front-end curriculum with React, an open-source JavaScript platform.

The 10-week training classes will be held in Detroit and Grand Rapids.

“Partnering with Facebook allows us to continue to position Grand Circus graduates as leaders in the technology field,” said Damien Rocchi, CEO of Grand Circus, in a statement. “The specialized training that this bootcamp offers in React prepares students with the necessary skill set to thrive in today’s digital environment and fill a shortage of computer coding professionals.”

Grand Circus, part of Dan Gilbert’s family of companies, is housed at the Start Garden offices in downtown Grand Rapids.

During a visit to Detroit in June, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the social media giant plans to underwrite the training of 3,000 Michigan workers for jobs in digital marketing over the next 2 years.

“We are thrilled that our partnership with Grand Circus will help ensure that as Michigan’s technology sector continues to grow there will be qualified professionals to fill those well-paying jobs,” said Erin Egan, VP of US Public Policy for Facebook.

Applicants accepted into the Facebook Bootcamp will receive full scholarships and training in HTML5/CSS3, JavaSript, jQuery, React, Node.js, NPM, AJAX and json. They will be proficient in embedding media, leveraging scalable vector graphics and using CSS to improve site performance, according to Grand Circus.

Within this program, students will be provided with job assistance training and guaranteed first-round interviews at Michigan technology firms, including Accenture, a global professional services company.

“As the demand for software developers continues to grow, this effort helps to build the pipeline needed to address the skills shortage with qualified applicants,” said Scott Jecmen, managing director of Accenture’s Detroit office. “We’re proud to align ourselves with Grand Circus as it prepares its graduates with the necessary skillset to fill technology jobs in Michigan.”

A total of 25 students will be accepted across Grand Circus’ Detroit and Grand Rapids campuses.

Applicants must commit to 8 weeks of full-time schooling from Oct. 16 to Dec. 8, along with 2 weeks of mandatory pre-work. This pre-work will be a part of the application process.

More details about the application requirements are grandcircus.com.

“We are thrilled that our partnership with Grand Circus will help ensure that as Michigan’s technology sector continues to grow there will be qualified professionals to fill those well-paying jobs,” said Erin Egan, VP of US Public Policy for Facebook.

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