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About the partnership

Since 2013, Amazon has provided essential support to Per Scholas’ mission—from hiring over 200 alumni across 16 campuses, to collaborating in the launch of one of our primary training offerings: AWS re/Start Cloud Fundamentals. In addition to Amazon’s investment in our local and national training efforts, more than 150 Amazon employees have generously volunteered their time and talents across a dozen unique volunteer engagements, exposing our learners in New York City, Boston, Dallas, Newark, and the National Capital Region to the IT industry and providing insights to support our alumni’s job search through guest lectures, mock interviews, and other industry-specific and professional development focused training. 

Through Amazon’s generous support, Per Scholas has:

  • Provided tech training to nearly 700 learners in Newark in various disciplines, including IT Support, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, and Cloud Support
  • Launched an exciting new Satellite Training Partnerships initiative in New York to expand access to tech training across communities that have not traditionally been reached through Per Scholas’ in-person training, like Staten Island
  • Developed the Amazon Web Services re/Start course in response to employer talent needs, and expanded its availability across a dozen campuses—Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, North Carolina, and Seattle—enrolling more than 960 learners since the first class was offered in 2020


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This Amazon program is helping people get training, certification and jobs in cloud computing

Jarred Gaines, 35, was looking forward to the grand opening of his own fitness center and the launch of his brand, G Code Performance Training. But like many American businesses, the coronavirus pandemic put an indefinite hold a day before the center's grand opening.⁠

After discovering Per Scholas Greater Boston through a friend Jarred applied and was accepted into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start training program.⁠

Read more about Jarred's experience in this CNBC feature below.

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Per Scholas Receives Donation from Amazon as Part of TNF For Good, in Partnership with NFL Inspire Change

Per Scholas New York’s Brooklyn campus was visited last week by representatives from our partners at NFL Inspire Change and Amazon. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, former Jets player and NFL Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, Head of Global Sports on Prime Video, Jay Marine, Thursday Night Football Host Taylor Rooks, and Amazon volunteers were in attendance and participated in a panel discussion with Per Scholas President and CEO Plinio Ayala, Per Scholas Chief Revenue Officer Caitlyn Brazill, Per Scholas New York Managing Director Debbie Roman, and 11 Per Scholas New York learners. Amazon awarded Per Scholas with a $100,000 donation, which will help allow us to continue offering our no-cost training at our Brooklyn campus.

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Through New Satellite Model, Per Scholas to Train 1,000 New Yorkers For Tech Careers in 2022

This afternoon, leaders from government, corporate America, and New York-based nonprofits came together to celebrate an expanded effort to train more New Yorkers for thriving careers in technology. Through an innovative Satellite Model leveraging on-site streaming technology, potential new learners will be able to participate in a variety of training courses in their home boroughs of Queens and Staten Island, led by nationally-recognized Per Scholas from their Bronx and Brooklyn Campuses.

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