Secure-24 Named as One of Automation Alley’s 2013 Challenge Fund Award Recipients

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Secure-24 received a grant from Automation Alley to further support regional IT industry through high-tech training and certification. Based in Metro Detroit, Secure-24 is a leading provider of IT operations, application outsourcing and cloud computing.

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We’re attracting more business to our growing enterprise in Metro Detroit.

Secure-24 - a leading provider of IT operations, application outsourcing and cloud computing - announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Challenge Fund Award through Automation Alley’s Technical Talent Development Program (TTDP).

The TTDP program was made possible by a $5 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. With its $750,000 portion of the grant, Automation Alley aims to create 540 new jobs and retain 460 employees in Southeast Michigan by selecting award recipients within its membership that give priority to training new employees and have an immediate need for resources.

Secure-24 is one of 12 organizations that was selected, based on contributions to the region’s growing IT industry. Secure-24 is receiving $187,000 for technical training of both potential employees and incumbent workers. Over the past year, Secure-24’s work force has grown 71 percent to a total of 343 employees, mostly based at the company’s Southfield headquarters and Metro Detroit data centers.

“Many industries are turning to outsourced IT and cloud services as an efficient way to allocate their budgets, staff and time. We’re attracting more business to our growing enterprise in Metro Detroit. Our success with clients is largely attributed to innovative solutions, cutting-edge technologies and building an expert staff of IT professionals that partner with them,” said Secure-24 Chief Executive Officer, Mike Jennings.

With the award, Secure-24 will implement training for numerous IT certifications, including:

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
CompTIA Network+
EMC Proven Professional Certifications
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET Framework 4, Data Access
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET Framework 4, Web Applications
Nagios Certified Administrator
Nagios Certified Professional
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator
SAP Business Manager Software
VMWare Certified Professional 5
Zenoss Training

Secure-24 provides an innovative approach to training its employees. The company has an internal training program that allows new team members to work with cutting-edge technologies, giving talented individuals a chance to learn. The company utilizes a lab environment where employees have access to new challenges to constantly improve their skills. The company’s training program is designed to bring out the best of employee talent and to provide avenues for advancement.

About Secure-24
Headquartered in the Detroit Metro area, Secure-24 is a privately held company delivering managed IT operations, ERP application hosting and cloud computing services from state-of-the-art data centers in the United States. The company manages complex IT landscapes and business critical applications for mid-market and Fortune 500 organizations that operate globally. Secure-24 is a SAP Certified Hosting and Cloud Provider with a broad SAP Basis Competency Center, and an Oracle Gold Partner hosting Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions, such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Hyperion. Learn more on how to join the team:

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