Philadelphia

Per Scholas Philadelphia offers hands-on technology training to learners throughout Philadelphia. We are located on John F Kennedy Blvd. and are accessible by SEPTA light rail, subway, and bus lines.

1800 John F Kennedy Blvd
Suite 1801
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7434

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Learn more about the impact Per Scholas Philadelphia's training is making on the community for the future of work from our graduate, Lashay Cokley. Lashay was featured on the Future of Work panel.

Philadelphia Courses


Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Training in Philadelphia

Our tuition-free cybersecurity training based in Philadelphia offers the opportunity to earn the Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+), equipping you with fundamental concepts in security specialties and hands-on training to enter this ever growing field as a cybersecurity analyst. Previous tech work experience or education preferred.

Certifications CompTIA CySA+

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Systems Support

IT Support Training in Philadelphia

IT Support offers the opportunity to earn the Google IT Support Professional Certificate and the CompTIA A+ certification, equipping you with the knowledge to fill a wide range of entry-level technology jobs. Recommended starting point for learners with no previous tech work experience or coursework.

We know life continues while you’re enrolled at Per Scholas. Learners enrolled in a full-time IT Support course at Per Scholas Philadelphia can apply for a Zero Percent Loan from Ascent to pay for personal expenses while training with Per Scholas. Learn more in the FAQs.

Certifications CompTIA A+, Google IT Support Professional Certificate

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News

Per Scholas Philadelphia Teaching Fellow David Byard Participates in Panel Discussion for Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia

On August 10, the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia hosted a Connecting Communities webinar, Shifting Perspectives and Expectations on Employment, where Per Scholas Philadelphia alumni and Teaching Fellow David Byard participated in a panel discussion. This month, Per Scholas Philadelphia Managing Director Nikki Pumphrey reflected on how Worker Voices are Essential after feeling inspired by the webinar.

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Per Scholas Celebrates $20 Million Investment from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

"Receiving this transformational investment from MacKenzie Scott, one of the most dynamic philanthropists in modern times, is a testament to Per Scholas' impact over our nearly 30 year history. As we've evolved from a computer recycler in the South Bronx to a technical skills trainer in 22 cities and counting across America, we are so grateful for this $20 million gift – the largest, unrestricted funding our organization has ever received," said Plinio Ayala, President & CEO, Per Scholas. "This investment will propel Per Scholas for even greater national impact well into the future, centered on growth and innovation and ensuring our alumni achieve a thriving wage through our Career Accelerator."

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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 Philadephia 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 Philadephia?

Our free IT course programs in Philadephia 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 Philadephia?

Per Scholas offers our tuition-free training in-person, remote, and hybrid, depending on the courses in Philadephia. 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 Philadephia?

To apply for our tuition-free IT programs in Philadephia, 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 Philadephia?

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 Philadephia.

Are the free IT training programs open to everyone in Philadephia?

Our free IT training program in Philadephia 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 Philadephia metro area. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and experience levels to apply and join our community of learners in Philadephia.

How long are the tuiton-free IT courses in Philadephia?

Our courses in Philadephia 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.

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