The new Fusion program was formed out of a partnership between Advance IT Minnesota and Metropolitan State University to accelerate the development of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s high-tech workforce while making it easier and less risky for employers and prospective employees to find one another. The 'IT residency' program officially launches during the 2014-15 academic year with student applications currently being accepted for placement during the year.
The idea for Fusion developed out of conversations between Bruce Lindberg, executive director of Advance IT Minnesota, and Marty Hebig, Maverick Software Consulting's founder and president, in January 2013. Hebig helped build a compelling case for an IT residency program and assisted in recruiting other local business leaders to the cause.
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