Automation Workz Graduate Secures $130,000 Tech Job Highlighting Ignored Higher Ed Startups

Automation Workz learners secure a no-cost experience as training is funded by workforce development dollars.

DETROIT, MI October 27, 2022 — Major tech hub cities in states, such as California, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas publicly boast about their 50 to 92 Higher Education institutions. They often include universities, community colleges, and proprietary schools within their region as it draws new businesses and manufacturing plants.


Proprietary schools are state-licensed private higher education institutions providing short-term certifications in the skill trades – construction, health care, manufacturing and IT. Proprietary schools are the startup innovators of higher education, bringing new training techniques to reskill unskilled front-liners: the working poor, women, and people of color with skills to increase their incomes.


Automation Workz, specializing in IoT, network engineering, cybersecurity, software programming and data analytics, is a leading IT proprietary school, located in Detroit, the home of Electric Vehicle acceleration. Automation Workz learners secure a no-cost experience as training is funded by workforce development dollars. Normally, workforce development trainees have secured salaries averaging $38,000. Automation Workz is turning the system on its head assisting learners to secure positions earning 70-130,000, often doubling their incomes.


“Despite the many barriers our learners face, we achieve learner completion rates of 75%, a lot higher than the 15% rate of community colleges. Our secret weapon is our Life Culture Audit /process that discovers, predicts, motivates and coaches our front-liners from basic tech skills through rigorous Cisco/Python/Linux certification training. We are educating corporations to utilize this no-cost training to digitally reskill their front-liners. Imagine the growth corporations can achieve as they reskill their front-liners for middle-skill tech jobs.” states Ida Byrd-Hill, CEO.


Automation Workz plans to revolutionize the broken workforce development ecosystem and solve the tech talent shortage.  She is seeking bold funders and employers who believe grooming front-liners for middle-skills jobs can reduce the Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Talent Shortage. Let the Higher Education Startup revolution begin!!!!!



Ida Byrd-Hill is a futurist, an urban economist, author of Invisible Talent Market and CEO of Automation Workz. She has 30+ years of professional business experience focused on growing revenue amongst diverse populations. Ida is a graduate of University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a BA Economics and Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University with an MBA specializing in People Management/Strategy. She serves as a Detroit Regional Chamber Director and member of AIAG, ACG, Automation Alley, Electric Vehicle Jobs Academy, German American Business Council, NMSDC and SHRM.


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