Amazon

Partner Since

2020

About the partnership

Since 2020, Amazon has provided support for tech training of diverse learners across several Per Scholas campuses and been an integral employer partner for the organization. Through Amazon’s generous support, Per Scholas has:

  • Provided tech training to 255 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 helped Per Scholas grow its availability across several markets
  • Engaged 59 Amazon employees to volunteer their time to expose learners in Boston, Dallas, Newark, and the National Capital Region to the IT industry and provide insight into the job search through guest lectures and mock interviews
  • Connected 89 Per Scholas graduates to careers at Amazon, opening the doors to thriving wages in the field for individuals traditionally underrepresented in the industry

Amazon in News and Events

News

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.

  • In the Field
  • Industry
Richard Haworth at the Satellite Training launch.

Press Release

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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Per Scholas is Closed for the Week

To recognize the hard work and commitment of our full Per Scholas team, we are providing an org-wide week off from July 4-8. This break is designed for all staff and learners to relax and recharge. If you have an urgent inquiry, please email [email protected]. While staff will be limited during this week, we will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible.