Future Help Designs is gearing up to take a big step into the education realm, partnering with a large mobile training company,
, to roll out a mobile development education course in mid-March.
"Their expertise is in training mobility, and ours is in mobile technology," says Glen Konopaskie, president of Future Help Designs
. "We're partnering with them equally. They will help us rebuild our developer training course."
Future Help Designs
was an early adopter to the mobile world, launching its business creating apps four years ago. It has expanded into software development education in recent years, a move that has provided significant returns for the firm. It's planning on launching a new educational platform on a national scale later this year.
"That will launch an aggressive push into education for our agency," Konopaskie says.
Future Help Designs moved to downtown Pontiac a little more than a year ago, taking an active part in the city's rebirth. Its staff has been in flux over that time as demand for mobile developers has skyrocketed and more and more programmers are launching their own start-ups. Future Help Designs has hired four people (mostly replacement positions) since moving to downtown Pontiac and is bringing on a new intern this spring.
"That intern will hopefully turn into No. 5," Konopaskie says. "He has some high potential."
Source: Glen Konopaskie, president of Future Help Designs
Writer: Jon Zemke
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