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JPMorgan Chase Makes Substantial Investment in Per Scholas Dallas

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in News | 0 comments

JPMORGAN CHASE MAKES SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IN PER SCHOLAS DALLAS Award comes with announcement of Skills Gap Report, Offers Roadmap for Tackling Dallas-Fort Worth Skills Gap, Per Scholas Recognized as Effective Solution DALLAS, May 21, 2015 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today awarded Per Scholas a two-year funding grant of $500,000 to support its Dallas information technology job training. The award was announced with the release of its Skills Gap Report for Dallas-Fort Worth, describing the opportunity gap between the thousands of...

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Rob Guentter Joins Per Scholas as Managing Director of Columbus

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Rob Guentter joins the Per Scholas team as the Managing Director of Columbus, responsible for leading our talented team there. “I am very excited and honored to be a part of the Per Scholas Columbus team.  In my new role, I will be able to apply my +25 years of economic development, planning, and workforce training experience to make a real difference in the lives of the students we train, and to enhance the economic vitality of the Columbus market,” says Rob. Prior to joining Per Scholas, Rob was the Director of  Workforce and Economic...

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“This is the most fun I’ve ever had at a nonprofit event.” Imagine Gala 2015

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  Activity on the floor took a brief pause to hear remarks. Chelsea Clinton joined in by video to open the program. Reflecting on her impression of meeting Per Scholas graduate Tiffany Lewin, IT Analyst at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Chelsea expressed, “Per Scholas gives me hope that we can tackle our country’s hardest problems.”   The program was closed by Damian Rivera from Accenture, co-chair of the New York Advisory board and long-time supporter. In under 5 minutes, $10,000 was raised by guests to support Per Scholas’...

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Graduate Jacob Finds Balance with New Career in Tech

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Featured, News, Student of the Month | 0 comments

Graduate Jacob Finds Balance with New Career in Tech

Fifteen years in the restaurant service industry provided plenty to Jacob. Management skills, customer service savvy any employer would vie for, and–he met his wife. There were certainly a lot of positives, but Jacob was acutely aware he had to move on to find a career that could provide more fulfillment to him. Most importantly, he needed a career that could provide more to his family, which included two sons in addition to his wife. Working nights and weekends as the service industry demands doesn’t allow for family time around the...

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Paul Cashen Joins Per Scholas as Managing Director of Cincinnati

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Paul Cashen joins Per Scholas as the first Managing Director on the ground in Cincinnati succeeding the former Managing Director of Ohio sites Andrea Applegate.  Mr. Cashen served on the Per Scholas Advisory Board in Cincinnati since June 2014 and is excited to support Per Scholas’ mission in his new capacity as Managing Director. “I realize that the growth of the IT industry is highly dependent on talent. I think the mission of Per Scholas fits perfectly with assisting in developing that talent while simultaneously helping less fortunate...

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A Brighter Future for New Yorkers: Per Scholas Imagine Gala May 12

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  Imagine a city where the technology industry is as diverse as the people it exists to serve. It is no secret the tech industry has a diversity problem. It is time we change that. In nearly 20 years Per Scholas has trained more than 4,000 diverse New Yorkers from neighborhoods where talent has often gone overlooked. Out of a training facility in the South Bronx these individuals have acquired the marketable skills needed to go on to launch careers in the booming tech industry. We have been successful because of many people extending a...

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  Leaders in the industry provide multi-touchpoint approach and leads to effective IT workforce development The Per Scholas training model is employer-driven by design. Therefore our corporate partners are a lifeline to the success of our work. It is our honor to recognize the committed engagement of our most supportive corporate partners nationally. These corporate partners are distinguished through an exceptional level of engagement with Per Scholas students and graduates as an employer, volunteer partner, invested funder and industry...

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National Capital Region Managing Director Bridgette Gray Appointed to the Workforce Investment Board of Montgomery County, MD

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Bridgette Gray, Managing Director of Per Scholas National Capital Region (NCR), is appointed to the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board in the position of a Community-Based Organ ization by the County Executive, Isiah Leggett. Bridgette will serve on two of 7 committees, Policy and Legislative Task Force and Program Planning Committee. The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) aims to help businesses in Montgomery County succeed through increasing the awareness of workforce development issues and strengthening the County’s workforce...

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Saying Goodbye to a Pioneer

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Andrea Applegate, former Managing Director of Per Scholas Cincinnati and Columbus, has taken on a new leadership role as the Chief Operating Officer of Jewish Family Services in Columbus, OH.  This is a tremendous career opportunity for Andrea and although we are sad to see her leave we are proud of her and wish her much luck. Andrea created history at Per Scholas. She was our pioneer to begin our ambitious national expansion — and now Per Scholas has opened five cities and counting. A lot of people have changed their lives and...

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