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PER SCHOLAS 2015 CORPORATE PARTNERS

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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Bronx Native, Per Scholas graduate Servon Lewis gives opening speech at national summit in Washington D.C.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Bronx Native, Per Scholas graduate Servon Lewis gives opening speech at national summit in Washington D.C.

BRONX, N.Y. — March 5, 2015 — Per Scholas graduate and local Bronx native Servon Lewis, 26, gave the opening speech at a national summit in Washington, D.C. on February 26 focused on creating more job and career opportunities for young people across the United States. The event hosted by Opportunity Nation, a bipartisan coalition, convened over 1,000 attendees and featured elected officials, nonprofits, higher education institutions and businesses to discuss the major problems blocking economic, social and educational opportunity...

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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

Per Scholas National Capital Region and its local board members, Jason Green, Co-founder, SkillSmart and Charles Britt, Director STEM Education, NVCC and host partner Accenture, have convened a regional task force to focus on the regional challenges in creating a talent pipeline for the 23k+ open jobs in cyber security. With representation from workforce development, education, industry, policy makers and government, the Task Force will: Define and quantify job skills (i.e., determine specific skills and experiences required for cyber...

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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 | 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 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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