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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New York City approved a plan to replace a total of 7,600 outdated pay phone booths with public WiFi kiosks in all five boroughs by 2019.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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Per Scholas Grad Lidio Rodriguez featured in New York Times

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Featured, News, Student of the Month | 0 comments

Per Scholas Grad Lidio Rodriguez featured in New York Times

Per Scholas graduate Lidio Rodriguez was featured in the New York Times Neediest Cases series November 16, 2014. The story “After Seeking Help, a Student Finds Path a to a Job” reported and written by John Otis. “One of the things I had to learn was how to fail,” said Lidio Rodriguez. “But I’m doing everything I can to make sure my future is as far away from that as possible.” To read the entire New York Times article, click here.  To read more student stories in the New York Times, click Michael and Roderick’s...

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Per Scholas Launches End of Year Campaign: New Beginnings

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Per Scholas Launches End of Year Campaign: New Beginnings

We all know what it feels like to land a job — the joy it brings, the sense of relief, the feeling of self worth. Who helped you get to where you are today? Per Scholas provides that help to hundreds of individuals each year. With millions of new IT jobs available today, we work so every individual who walks through the doors at Per Scholas gets a fresh start in a new career. We can’t do this without your help. 100% of your contribution to Per Scholas will support free IT training and job placement services for hundreds of...

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Per Scholas Dallas announced. The fifth site to open start of 2015.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Per Scholas Dallas announced. The fifth site to open start of 2015.

BIG things are happening here at Per Scholas. We are incredibly proud to announce the launch of our fifth site in Dallas at the start of 2015. Local nonprofit leader Billy Lane joins us as Managing Director of Per Scholas Dallas. Lane has served the Dallas community for nearly two decades beginning at CitySquare and most recently as the Associate Vice President for Project Access Dallas, a countywide health care program operated by the Dallas County Medical Society. Prior to his work in the nonprofit community, Lane had a robust career in...

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“At Per Scholas, the bar is set substantially higher.” — WIRED Magazine

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

“At Per Scholas, the bar is set substantially higher.” — WIRED Magazine

WIRED Magazine published “Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs back to the U.S.” November 11, 2014 and in it featured Per Scholas’ Urban Development Center initiative with Doran Jones alongside Majora Carter’s newest initiative StarupBox. The article written by Issie Lapowsky highlights the Per Scholas STEP course and UDC model as a viable business solution. Highlights include: “The Urban Development Center lends this whole urban on-shoring concept some serious street cred, primarily because of...

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Scripps Howard Foundation awards $10K to Per Scholas

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The Scripps Howard Foundation,the corporate foundation of The E. W. Scripps Company, announced a grant of $10,000 to Per Scholas. This is a first time grant from the foundation. The grant will serve Per Scholas to train up to 80 men and women from the Cincinnati community in the coming year for careers in technology through its free, 8-week IT-Ready training. The course teaches to the CompTIA A+ certification and prepares candidates for entry-level help-desk and technical support roles. Historically, 90 percent of Per Scholas participants...

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Cyber Security: The threat, the challenge, and the opportunity, an Infographic

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The threat of cyber attack is real. The issue of cyber security is by no means new to the industry with 1.5 million cyber attacks monitored in the U.S. in 2013. Cyber breaches are a fact of modern life that affect small, medium, and large businesses alike. Because of the high threat that exists in today’s world, cyber security warriors are in high demand across a wide range of sectors from finance, to government to retail to academia. In fact, the Washington metro area had more than 23,000 job postings for cyber security positions in 2013,...

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Who are the Opportunity Youth?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The following essay was written by Eric Larson, Director of Marketing and Communications of Creating IT Futures Foundation, a Per Scholas partner. Published on MSPMentor.net  Remember the glorious 1950s and ‘60s? Those were the days when unemployment was consistently under 5 percent for years at a stretch and a student just out of high school — or even a dropout, for that matter — could easily step out of the classroom and into a factory job that paid a middle-class wage and a pension. By middle-class wage, I mean enough money to...

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