|From students, to professionals, to entrepreneurs and educators, the IT Council impacts
everyone in the Capital Area region
300+ Local IT companies
Providing 4,500 jobs
The Capital Area IT Council is a Michigan Regional Skills Alliance (MI RSA) that was formed to address the specific workforce development challenges facing our local information technology industry. Employer led and directed, the Capital Area IT Council is a coalition of industry, education, economic development, and government partners committed to identifying, developing, and implementing real solutuions for improving the quantity and quality of IT professionals in this region.
Information technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Capital Area, having grown 20% between 1998 and 2004--almost 7 times faster than the rate for all jobs. The data suggests that more than 9,000 residents in the Capital Area are employed in IT related jobs. IT companies in the region are enjoying explosive growth, creating the jobs of the 21st centur; however the very success of the regional IT community means we must cooperate among ourselves and with our partners to recruit, develop and retain the people needed to sustain future growth. The IT Council is designed to be your vehicle to assure that the region has a coherent, effective champion for IT workforce development.