Per Scholas | Columbus

IT Training Columbus


Per Scholas helps the unemployed residents of Central Ohio break into the booming tech hub of Columbus with its tuition-free IT Ready job training courses. Per Scholas Columbus will train 80 individuals in its first year equipping local residents with the in-demand IT job skills and certifications to fulfill the jobs that exist in the local tech economy. Nationally, Per Scholas has been recognized as one of America’s top performing nonprofit organizations according to the S&I 100 Index. Locally, our Power Philanthropy Portrait with the Columbus Foundation was just released where you can learn more about our vision, goals and outcomes.

Per Scholas Columbus is taking applications on a rolling basis, so apply here


All Per Scholas courses, no matter where they operate, combine three essential components:

• High quality, hands-on technical skills training led by certified and experienced instructors, with a curriculum designed to help students achieve passage of professional certification exams in an accelerated and thorough format.

• Extensive “soft skills” instruction, including job-seeking skills (resume preparation, interviewing and job negotiation); and workplace skills (teamwork, communication, presentation, customer service, etc.).

• Ongoing, individualized support for job placement, personal and career development. These services lead to a consistent 80-percent post-training job placement rate.

All courses and services are free thanks to the support of our private and corporate supporters. Get a first-hand account of the Per Scholas training experience through our Student of the Month features.


IT-Ready (CompTIA A+ & Network+ Certifications)

View our enrollment and training schedule below:


Recruiting/Enrollment Training Graduation
2015-03-CBUS 05/18/15 – 07/03/15 07/27/15 – 09/18/15 09/25/15
2015-04-CBUS 08/10/15 – 09/25/15 10/19/15 – 12/11/15 12/18/15
2016-01-CBUS 11/02/15 –12/18/15 01/18/16 – 03/11/16 03/18/16
2016-02-CBUS 02/01/16 – 03/18/16 04/11/ – 06/03/16 06/10/16


112 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215


The success of Per Scholas depends on much more than our instructors, administrators, computer labs and equipment. We rely on numerous partners to power the daily impacts we generate in the lives of our students and graduates. Read the full history and strategy of our Columbus operation and then learn how to donatepartnerhire a graduate or volunteer to join our mission.

You can donate to our New Beginnings campaign to help more people in the Columbus region gain access to our life changing programs.



Phone (614) 824-4777