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TEKsystems and Per Scholas Announce Partnership

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in News | 0 comments

TEKsystems and Per Scholas Announce Partnership

TEKsystems and Per Scholas Announce Partnership. Partnership will help unemployed and underemployed men and women launch careers through high quality technology training and career development services. TEKsystems®, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, and Per Scholas, a nationally recognized IT job training nonprofit, today announced the launch of a national partnership that aims to provide unemployed and underemployed individuals with access to high quality technology and...

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Regional Cyber Security Task Force Initial Convening in the National Capital Region

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The Regional Cyber Security Task Force, convened by Per Scholas, National Capital Region and facilitated by two Per Scholas Advisory Board members, Charles Britt, STEM Director for NOVA and Jason Green, Co-Founder of SkillSmart, held its first meeting on January 28, 2015. Hosted by partner Accenture, the task force was represented by education, government, industry and workforce development, to address the talent pipeline for cyber security jobs. The task force identified four main goals: to define the skills needed for cyber security...

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Google event brings together women in NYC tech

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in News | 0 comments

This week’s Newsweek cover story has gotten alot of attention about sexism in Silicon Valley, and it certainly generated a sharp reaction from me. Luckily, I had the good luck to attend an event at Google on January 29 that was the perfect response to the conversation about women in technology. The event featured a fabulous panel of 5 female technologists – 4 of whom are working for the City of New York (Jess Singleton, Kristen Titus, Minerva Tantoco and Anne Roest) – and the terrific moderator Leslie Bradshaw from Made by...

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Michelle Pullaro appointed as Chief Administrative Officer

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

Per Scholas is proud to announce the appointment of Michelle Pullaro as the Chief Administrative Officer of its national operations. Michelle is a familiar face around Per Scholas. From 2002-2007, she oversaw Per Scholas’ operations covering multiple leadership roles in marketing, fund development, program design, and manufacturing. “We are happy to have Michelle’s leadership and organizational development experience to help lead us through this exciting time. Per Scholas’ impact is 4,000 strong across five cities but we have a lot...

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PER SCHOLAS GOES TO CES 2015

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in News, Tech News | 0 comments

PER SCHOLAS GOES TO CES 2015

From January 6 to January 9, 2015 Per Scholas Instructors Eduardo Hernandez and Opo Herrera walked the 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at CES 15 in Las Vegas taking in all the newest and greatest advancements in technology.  After four days and nearly 100,000 steps (they have the pictures to prove it!) we’re happy to share the most exciting tech innovations they came across. Here’s their recap: By Eduardo Hernandez & Opo Herrera   3D Printers 3D printer manufactures were out in full force. From New York’s own...

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PER SCHOLAS RAISES $125K IN MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER EVER

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

PER SCHOLAS RAISES $125K IN MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER EVER

The New Beginnings fundraiser raised $125,900 for Per Scholas this holiday season. A record amount–and $50,000 more than 2013. Thank you. These donations represent friends, volunteers, alumni, board and staff who gave generously and helped us spread the word about our work. The result is enough funds to train nearly 20 individuals for a life-changing career in technology. On average a student comes into Per Scholas with a personal income of $7,000 annually. The average starting salary of a Per Scholas graduate is nearly $30,000....

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Four Per Scholas Grads Featured in the New York Times

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Featured, News, Student of the Month | 0 comments

Four Per Scholas Grads Featured in the New York Times

Per Scholas graduates Sydney Almorales, Michael Stratton, Roderick Bradshaw, and Lidio Rodriguez were featured in the New York Times Neediest Cases series this winter. Read their stories below and learn of their journey to success through finding Per Scholas and utilizing resources from our partner Community Service Society. Sydney Almorales: “From Caretaker to Computer Analyst Via a Nonprofit Technology School” by John Otis Michael Stratton: “After Working in Film, a Queens Man Hopes for a Life in Technology” by...

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PwC’s Tamarra Causley Robinson visits Per Scholas’ Women in Tech

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

“As women, we are afraid of talking about our value. We have to get over talking about who we are. We have to learn to say I DID THAT. And be proud. Don’t be afraid to say what you did. As a leader and a manager who cares about people, I want all my people to think about what value they bring.” Our Women in Tech classes had the pleasure of a guest lecturer for their Career Development last Thursday. Tamarra Causley Robinson is a Senior Manager in the Office of Diversity at PwC and also a Certified Professional Coach. Prior to...

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Employer Partner Control Group to lead tech strategy of LinkNYC Public WiFi project. Per Scholas graduates to be trained for upkeep of devices throughout City

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in News, Tech News | 0 comments

New York City approved a plan to replace a total of 7,600 outdated pay phone booths with public WiFi kiosks in all five boroughs by 2019. LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that will bring the fastest available free Wi-Fi to millions of New Yorkers, small businesses, and visitors. The icing on the cake? Per Scholas will partner with Control Group, who has provided internships, jobs, volunteers, and donations in the past to Per Scholas, and Titan Outdoor Communications on the project to train operations and maintenance...

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Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council awards $1.8 million to Per Scholas and UDC partner Doran Jones.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council awards $1.8 million to Per Scholas and its Urban Development Center (UDC) partner Doran Jones. In 2011, New York State’s Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions, as a key component of Governor Cuomo’s transformative approach to economic development. New York City’s Regional Economic Development Council’s (REDC) five-year strategic plan is focused on accelerating economic growth and job...

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