College and Infosys Public Services Form Partnership

Infosys Public Services LogoMontgomery College is collaborating with Infosys Public Services on a partnership that creates new training and job opportunities in the information technology (IT) sector.

Infosys Public Services, a global leader in the public sector IT industry based in Rockville, worked closely with Montgomery College faculty to develop an eight-week intensive “boot camp” for recent Infosys hires.

“We integrated the training Infosys provides to its new hires in India with the customized training Montgomery College offers to create a uniquely focused package,” says Steve Greenfield, dean of instruction for business, information technology, and safety under Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

The 320-hour customized Java training prepares the new employees, who are recent college graduates or career changers with theoretical training in computer science, with the applied software skills and latest technology to succeed in the IT workforce. More than 120 Infosys employees have been enrolled in the customized training.

“Through joint discussions, Infosys decided that MC was an excellent partner to help build our program,” says Infosys Talent Acquisition Lead Candice Bristow. “Not only do they provide quality students who are prepared to work in the IT industry, but they also provide us with trainers and facilities to provide our campus hires with the business acumen and additional IT skills needed in this market.”

Building on their partnership, Infosys is working as a technology partner (along with Atlantech Online, Attronica, and VariQ) with MC to bring federal grant money into Maryland to boost both the technology sector and the local economy.

The $4 million TechHire grant, awarded in June 2016 to the College, offers training and support leading to middle- and high-skilled IT jobs for special populations that face barriers to training and employment opportunities, particularly those with limited English proficiency. The IT training consists of three pathways: information and support services, networking, and programming and software.

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