Our Training Partner Per Scholas

About Per Scholas

Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, they prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as technology professionals, and they create on-ramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today they provide solutions in 17 cities across the country. To date, Per Scholas has trained more than 15,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing skills and careers in technology.

For almost 25 years Per Scholas has worked alongside businesses across every industry to train and deliver qualified and diverse talent solutions for in-demand roles. All of Per Scholas’ curriculum is closely informed by employer partners, market trends and the guided by insights from local and national advisory board members.

PER SCHOLAS’ IMPACT

  • 85% of students graduate
  • 80% of graduates land jobs
  • 70% of graduates retain employment for at least one year

Per Scholas partners with over 500 businesses across the United States to offer diverse and qualified talent solutions for a wide range of technology careers. Employer partners report that Per Scholas graduates have higher retention rates, are better problem solvers, and increase the diversity of their teams.

Two third-party evaluations of Per Scholas have concluded that graduates earn significantly more, are 50% less likely to rely on public assistance, and are 50% more likely to report life satisfaction than individuals who did not participate in the training.

Recruit, Train, and Upskill

“In order for corporations to keep pace with the increasing need for skilled workers, we need bold and scalable investments in training organizations like Per Scholas. They bring unparalleled expertise to recruit, train, and upskill individuals for the most in-demand technology roles that remain critical to our ability to grow.”
– Eric Westphal, Senior Director for Global Workforce Strategy and Economic Development, Cognizant