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Frequently Asked Questions
- What is free IT training?
Per Scholas’ free IT training is a program designed to provide tuition-free training in various aspects of information technology to residents of the Orlando area. This training is open to anyone who wants to unlock their potential, skills, and knowledge in the field, regardless of their prior experience or financial resources. We’re able to provide free training through grant funding and do not ever ask for payment or income sharing from our graduates.
- Which free IT courses are available in Orlando?
Our free IT course programs in Orlando are always changing as we are constantly building new opportunities and course offerings to serve our learners and the market in your community. To stay up to date on the courses offered in your area, please check the location page above.
- Are the free IT courses available online or in-person in Orlando?
Per Scholas offers our tuition-free training in-person, remote, and hybrid, depending on the courses in Orlando. Our course schedule constantly changes as we schedule our 3-4 month sessions, including whether courses are online or in-person. Please refer to your location’s current course schedule above and individual course page to see if the course you are interested in is remote, in-person, or hybrid.
- How can I apply for the tuition-free program in Orlando?
To apply for our tuition-free IT programs in Orlando, you can visit our website and fill out our eligibility form. Our admissions team will review your application and reach out to you with more information about the program and the next steps to unlocking your potential.
- Are there any prerequisites for the free IT certification programs in Orlando?
Each Per Scholas training program has its own prerequisites, which are listed on our course pages. We encourage you to review any requirements prior to applying to free IT programs in Orlando.
- Are the free IT training programs open to everyone in Orlando?
Our free IT training program in Orlando is open to anyone who meets the income requirements, wants to develop their skills and knowledge in the field of information technology, and is a resident of the Orlando metro area. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and experience levels to apply and join our community of learners in Orlando.
- How long are the tuiton-free IT courses in Orlando?
Our courses in Orlando are 12-16 weeks (3-4 months), depending on the course. The time commitment includes full-time (40 hours per week), Monday-Friday.
- Is Per Scholas a paid opportunity?
Per Scholas does not pay learners to attend training. This is because we offer up to $15k of cost-free training to each learner as well as 2 years of additional training opportunities, coaching, and professional development. On a case-by-case basis, our learners may be eligible for direct financial assistance. Each learner has a dedicated Learner Support Manager and Financial Coach to support them throughout the course and determine if they are able to receive additional financial resources when available.
- Does Per Scholas help you get a job?
Per Scholas has partnerships with employers in each market in which we operate, where our learners and alumni have the opportunity to connect with our hiring partners. Alternatively, if you’re interested in hiring a Per Scholas graduate, visit enterprise.perscholas.org.
- Can I hire a Per Scholas graduate?
If you’re interested in hiring a Per Scholas graduate, visit enterprise.perscholas.org.