David Byard

Teaching Fellow, Philadelphia

Pronouns: He/him

An accomplished musician and producer, David Byard always aspired for a career in technology. The pandemic created a perfect storm; a job loss, a hunger for a sustainable career, and a referral to train tuition-free at Per Scholas Philadelphia. In 2020, David completed his IT Support training and earned both his CompTIA A+ certification and Google IT Support Certificate and, through Per Scholas employer partner TEKsystems, landed his first tech support contract. He went on to work as a successful contractor on projects for companies including Comcast, Jefferson Health, and Five Below.

In April 2022, David was invited to join Per Scholas’ prestigious Instructor Academy, and a year later, David now serves as a Teaching Fellow for Per Scholas Philadelphia – training and supporting aspiring technologists, just like himself, in the city he proudly calls home.


Unlocking Potential
Changing the Face of Tech


Per Scholas is proud to announce that we are winners of the 2023 Kristof Holiday Impact Prize, and we have been selected as a beneficiary of The New York Times Communities Fund. Contributions from these campaigns will fuel Per Scholas’ Career Access Fund, providing thousands of diverse learners in 2024 with everything they need to unlock their potential through tuition-free tech training.

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