Joshua Winter is the Regional Senior Vice President for the West region at Per Scholas. In this role, Joshua is focused on supporting and expanding Per Scholas sites to ensure people historically unreached and displaced by technology are equipped with the computing and AI skills to be employed in the digital economy.
Prior to joining Per Scholas, Joshua launched and led Microsoft Philanthropies Career Pathways portfolio supporting digital skilling efforts and investments across the US and globally. Joshua led a strategy team for the New York City Department of Education creating its new theory of action to ensure all of the district’s 1,600 schools provide an equitable and excellent education to every one of its 1.1 million students. Prior to that, he implemented innovative workforce development initiatives to better connect local residents to emerging sectors at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City in Boston, and at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
Joshua began his career as a counterperson at Dunkin Donuts and later went on to join Teach for America as a middle school math teacher in the Bronx, NY. A lifelong east coaster, Joshua and his family are continuing to acclimate to life in the Pacific Northwest and when not enjoying the outdoors he can be found searching for a bagel or slice that is reminiscent of New York.