January 7, 2000 (Gaylord, Michigan)-Deerfield.com, Northern Michigan publisher of Internet software products, today announced its award of the Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) grant from Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The EDJT grant award signals Deerfield.com's leadership in the number of technical jobs available in Northern Michigan.
Deerfield.com applied for the EDJT grant to expand its technical training after experiencing record breaking corporate growth over the past two years. The purpose of the EDJT grant is to assist Michigan employers with the job training necessary to compete in the global economy. EDJT funds training in technical skills, process improvement skills, and applied academic skills in support of technical skill training.
"Deerfield.com has been very fortunate to be awarded with this great opportunity," says Mike Deerfield, CEO of Deerfield.com. "The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has shown eagerness to support the advancement of our employees, our organization and the continued growth of professional opportunities in our local community."
Deerfield.com will utilize the grant funds in conjunction with North Central Michigan College, a Petoskey, Michigan education institution that provides customized employee training and development for business, industry and individuals.
"Being headquartered in Northern Michigan has many advantages for Deerfield.com employees and the technology of the Internet allows us to remain competitive from our Northern Michigan location," says Mike Courterier, COO of Deerfield.com. "The EDJT grant will assist our staff in continuing the education process required to compete in the global technology market."
Deerfield.com's has more than doubled its workforce with technical and professional positions in the last year and expects similar growth over the next two years. The fast growing Internet software publisher recently expanded both its Gaylord and Traverse City offices.
Deerfield.com, founded in 1994 and based in Gaylord, Michigan, is an Internet software publishing firm that distributes the popular WinGate™ Internet sharing solution, as seen in products from Compaq and Diamond Multimedia. A leader in cutting edge software technology, Deerfield.com also publishes MDaemon™ Email server, WorldClient Professional™ Web-based Email solution, and other Internet software products that focus on leveraging Internet connectivity to improve organizational performance.