Kennadie Lyles

Hello, Per Scholas Los Angeles!

This month, Per Scholas launched our 21st  campus in Los Angeles! We are thrilled to open a new campus on the west coast as we continue to expand our reach to unlock potential for learners across the nation. Leading Per Scholas Los Angeles is Managing Director Patrice Madu, who grew up in the Burbank area.

To celebrate our newest campus, Per Scholas Los Angeles hosted a welcome breakfast. The event was emceed by Chelsea Clarke, Senior Director of National Expansion at Per Scholas, and included formal remarks from Jason Cordova, Program Manager at The James Irvine Foundation, Carolyn Hull, General Manager of Economic and Workforce Development Department at the City of Los Angeles, Jasmine Miller, Chief Training Officer at Per Scholas, and Emilio Lopez, Per Scholas Alumni and Per Scholas Los Angeles Instructor. Attendees included Per Scholas partners and Los Angeles community leaders.

“The demand for tech talent right here in Los Angeles is high, with nearly 10,000 open tech jobs right now, waiting to be filled,” Patrice Madu remarked. “IT Support is among the top skills our region needs – that’s why Per Scholas is offering our proven and in-demand IT Support training as our inaugural training here in Los Angeles. I’m so proud to share that our inaugural cohort began their IT Support Course in mid-February.”

Twenty-eight aspiring technologists are learning all of the technical fundamentals and growing their professional development skills and will be ready to launch their tech careers later this spring. Additionally, four Los Angeles learners are participating in a remote Software Engineering training offered by Per Scholas, with graduation set for May. 

Learn more about upcoming courses at Per Scholas Los Angeles here.


Tori Grafeman

Patrice Madu

Pedro Hernandez

Los Angeles

Emilio Lopez

IT Support Training in Los Angeles

Software Engineer

AWS re/Start